(one synonym : Spilosomia frenchii Lucas, 1898)
ARCTIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are yellow with a complex black pattern. The hindwings are also yellow, each with a black spot near the middle and a broad black margin. The abdomen is red with a black dash on the back of each segment The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Arctianae) and Agaristidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 3 (1901), p. 339, and also Plate 47, Figure 18.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 3 (1855), pp. 627-628.
(written 2 February 2015, updated 3 September 2019)