Spilosoma nobilis Turner, 1940
ARCTIINI,   ARCTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Spilosoma nobilis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are off-white, with black spots, and also with black spots on the thorax, and on the red abdomen. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

Spilosoma nobilis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 125, No. 216.


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    (written 17 December 2011, updated 17 July 2019)