Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Walker, 1854)
Forked Footman
(one synonym : Setina trifurcata Walker, 1865)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phaeophlebosia furcifera
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult male and female moths of this species are similar, and have pale yellow wings. The veins are accentuated in dark brown, particularly on the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Phaeophlebosia furcifera
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 31.6, p. 438.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 2 (1854), p. 520, No. 15.


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    (updated 24 November 2009)