Sombre Tiger Moth
(one synonym is Heliocaes xanthotypa Turner, 1940)
ARCTIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are greyish brown with variable indistinct pale submarginal bands. The hindwings are yellow, each with a greyishbrown spot near the middle, and a broad greyish brown margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found inland in southern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera with synomic notes - No. XXIV,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 31 (1907), pp. 170-171.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 28-29.
(updated 28 April 2013, 20 April 2018, 26 August 2021)