Thallarcha oblita (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Hidden Footman
(previously known as Pitane oblita)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha jocularis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moths of this species have pale yellow forewings, each with black zigzag lines and markings, and a yellow mark near the middle. The hindwings are yellow, each with a black band around the wingtip. The head is white, and the thorax black with a white mark. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Thallarcha jocularis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 140, fig. 23.

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


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    (written 11 July 2013, 8 June 2014)