Thallarcha fusa Hampson, 1900
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha fusa
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings with variable black zigzag lines and spots. The hindwings are pale yellow, each with a grey comma and a 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)