Hesychopa chionora (Meyrick, 1886)
White Footman
(previously known as Lithosia chionora)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hesychopa chionora
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult male and female moths of this species are similar, and have white forewings with slight darkening at the wingtips. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Hesychopa chionora
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Hendry,
    The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos Gangis,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 65 (June 2012), pp. 9-11,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 702, No. 19.


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    (updated 8 May 2010, 7 June 2014)