Thallarcha cosmodes Turner, 1940
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha cosmodes
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings with dark brown markings. The hindwings are ywllow with a dark area at the wingtip, and a dark dash near the middle. The head is white. The thorax is black and white. The abdomen is yellow with a black dot on the back of each segment. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Thallarcha cosmodes
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), pp. 89-90, No. 104.


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    (written 4 February 2020)