(one synonym : Pitane amanda R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)
The moth of this species has yellow wings with black stripes across the forewings, and a black margin around each hindwing, It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species occurs along the south-east of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.13, p. 437.
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. 36.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
E.W. Janson, London, 1869, pp. 64-65, No. 2.
(updated 21 April 2012, 10 June 2014)