Thallarcha macilenta (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(previousy known as Nudaria macilenta)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth of this species has white wings with black zigzag markings across the forewings. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Thallarcha macilenta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs along the eastern side of Australia, including:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Thallarcha macilenta
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8, (1894), p. 137, No. 5.


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    (updated 29 August 2012)