Thallarcha phalarota Meyrick, 1886
Adorned Footman
(also known as Thallarcha phaedropa Meyrick, 1886)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha phalarota
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The moth of this species has black forewings with two white bands across each one. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.18, p. 437.

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 736-737, No. 70.


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    (updated 29 June 2010)