Damias pelochroa (Hampson, 1914)
Elusive Footman
(formerly known as Caprimima pelochroa)
(also known as Chiriphe pelochroa)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Damias pelochroa
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2, 2nd edition)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, with some vague dark markings along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in:

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


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume Supplement 1 (1914), p. 611,.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 22-23.


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    (written 21 December 2015)