Thallarcha pellax Turner, 1940
Seductive Footman
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha pellax
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have white or yellow forewings with a complex pattern of black splodges. The hindwings are yellow, each with a dark mark at the wingtip. The head is white, the thorax is black, and the abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in mountainous regions of:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.15, p. 437.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 89, No. 103.


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    (updated 19 May 2012)