Parelictis saleuta Meyrick, 1886
Mottled Footman
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parelictis saleuta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult male and female moths of this species are similar, and have grey forewings with slight patterning. The hindwings are pale yellow, with the females having dark hindwing wingtips. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

Parelictis saleuta
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Parelictis saleuta
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 709, No. 61.


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    (updated 23 November 2009)