LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The adult moths of this species have white forewings with a complex pattern of dark brown markings. The hindwings are also white with just a few dark markings.
The species has been found in :
This appears to be a rare species. The set specimen in the top photo was taken in Victoria in 1907. No other sightings of the species were made in Victoria until Ken found and photographed the specimen in the lower picture in 2013, after a gap of 106 years.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
courtesy of the
Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
1925, p. 109.
(written 31 May 2013, updated 8 July 2013)