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
male
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The moths of this species vary from having black forewings with two white bands across each one, to having white forewings with irregular black markings. The hindwings are yellow with a large black mark across each wingtip. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

Thallarcha phalarota
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

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, 16 May 2018)