Scoliacma nana (Walker, 1854)
Diminutive Footman
(one synonym : Tigriodes spilarcha Meyrick, 1886)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scoliacma nana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with a pale stripe along the costa. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Scoliacma nana
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species has been found to occur in :

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

    Scoliacma nana
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 26-27.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 2 (1854), p. 507, No. 31.


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    (updated 8 July 2013)