Scaptesyle dichotoma (Meyrick, 1886)
Reticulated Footman
(previously known as Chiriphe dichotoma)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scaptesyle dichotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are white with a black chicken-wire pattern. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Scaptesyle dichotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, , Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • 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. 22-23.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 734-735, No. 67.


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    (updated 29 June 2010, 15 January 2017)