Termessa discrepans Walker, 1865
Hookwing Footman
(one synonym : Termessa hamula, R. Felder, 1875)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Termessa discrepans
(Photo: courtesy of Michael Jefferies, Stanthorpe, Queensland)

The adult moth is pale yellow with two broad ragged black stripes on each forewing. The forewings have hooked wingtips. The hindwings are yellow with black margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Termessa discrepans
(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.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement 1 (1865), pp. 265-266.


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    (updated 7 May 2013, 1 February 2017)