Termessa catocalina (Walker, [1865])
Speckled Footman
(previously known as Clisobara catocalina)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Termessa catocalina
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, Australian Museum)

These Caterpillars feed on :

  • Lichens.

    The adult moth has grey patterned forewings each with a small white spot near the apex. The hindwings are yellow, each with a dark brown mark at the apex, and a larger brown mark at the tornus. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 22-23.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement 1 (1865), p. 269.


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    (updated 7 May 2013)