Heliosia jucunda (Walker, 1854)
Golden Double-bar
(one synonym : Tospitis transitana Walker, 1863)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heliosia jucunda

The moth of this species is yellow, with two jagged black bars across each forewing, and a black margin to each hindwing. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

Heliosia jucunda
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species has been caught in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, 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. 543, No. 2.


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    (updated 2 February 2010, 5 May 2013)