Phenacomorpha bisecta (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
Bisected Footman
(one synonym : Thallarcha rhabdophora Turner, 1899)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phenacomorpha bisecta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult male and female moths of this species are very different. The males have yellow wings with broad dark brown margins, and the forewings each are bisected by a brown stripe from base to margin. The male moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The females have no wings, and are a furry grey. They have a length of about 0.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), pp. 279-280.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 26-27.


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    (updated 25 November 2009, 5 May 2013, 29 January 2016)