Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866
(one synonym is Scaeodora rava Lucas, 1890)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thumatha fuscescens
(Photo: courtesy of Ian MacMillan, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with some dark spots. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Thumatha fuscescens
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1901.


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    (written 11 June 2017, updated 19 March 2018)