(one synonym: Barsine intrita Swinhoe, 1892)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Graeme Cocks & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Voice, Biosecurity New Zealand)
These caterpillars are black and hairy, with a broad white stripe along each side enveloping the row of black spiracles. The head is brown.
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are yellow with varied dark red-brown pattern on them that has a yellow cirle in the middle of each wing. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
This species shows some variations in the colour and pattern which overlap those of other species in Lyclene. The three similar species seem to occur in the following regions:
Further reading :
Baron Cajetan von Felder,
Lepidopterorum Amboinensium a Dre. L. Doleschall annis 1856-58 collectorum species novae,
Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien,
Volume 43, Part 1 (1861), p. 36, No. 83.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 20.
(updated 5 August 2008)