Thallarcha chrysochoa (Meyrick, 1886)
Golden Footman
(previously known as Comarchis chrysochoa)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha chrysochoa
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings with black zigzag lines and markings, including a broad black marginal band containing white marks. The hindwings are yellow, each with a black mark near the middle, and a black band along the margin. The head and thorax are black with white markings. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • 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. 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), pp. 740-741, No. 75.


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    (written 11 July 2013)