Philenora malthaca Turner, 1944
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philenora malthaca
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)

The moth of this species is patchy brown, with jagged dark lines across each forewing demarking light and dark areas. The hindwings are pale yellow at the bases shading through white to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been caught in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 68 (1944), p. 6.


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    (updated 2 August 2011)