Tigrioides nitens (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Lithosia nitens)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tigrioides nitens
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin National Park, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown all over. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Tigrioides nitens
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Lexis nitens
,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XXI, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 118, No. 225, and also Plate 21, fig. 9.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31 (1865), p. 231.


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    (updated 11 May 2013, 11 October 2015)