Thallarcha chrysochares Meyrick, 1886
Tiger Footman
(one synonym : Comarchis cosmia Turner, 1899)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha chrysochares
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings with two jagged dark brown lines across them. The thorax is dark brown. The hindwings are yellow with a broad black margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 738, No. 73.


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    (updated 22 March 2011)