Thallarcha fusa Hampson, 1900
LITHOSIINI,   ARCTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha fusa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings with variable black zigzag lines and spots, including a 'V' shaped mark in the cell. It seems that this mark may degenerate into three dark spots. The hindwings are pale yellow, each with a grey comma near the middle, and a large grey area at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Thallarcha fusa
(Photo: courtesy of Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Thallarcha fusa
    male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

    Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinaæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume II (1900), Plate XXXIII, fig. 26,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), pp. 500-501, No. 1073, and also Plate 33, fig. 26.


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    (updated 27 May 2010, 28 November 2017, 22 April 2020)