(also known as Thallarcha phaedropa Meyrick, 1886)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(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.
The species occurs in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.18, p. 437.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
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.
(updated 29 June 2010, 16 May 2018)