Scoliacma pactolias Meyrick, 1886
Variable Footman
LITHOSIINI,   ARCTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have slightly mottled dark yellow forewings and yellow hindwings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found to occur in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 696, No. 9.


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    (written 7 July 2013, updated 10 April 2017, 20 July 2019)