Castulo plagiata Walker, 1854
Yellow-banded Footman
(one synonym : Cluaca struthias Meyrick, 1886)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Castulo plagiata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The male adult moths of this species have black forewings each with a yellow band across the middle containing a black spot on the inner margin. The hindwings are yellow with variable black margins, and each has a variable dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.

Castulo plagiata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species is found in:

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


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 2 (1854), p. 562, No. 1.


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    (updated 1 May 2013)