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

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

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

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)