Damias sicciodes (Hampson, 1914)
Tasmanian Footman
(formerly known as Caprimima sicciodes)
(also known as Chiriphe sicciodes)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Damias sicciodes
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with various dark brown markings, including two broken paired zigzag transverse lines. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Damias sicciodes
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

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

    Damias sicciodes
    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Caprimima sicciodes
    ,
    Catalogue of the Amatidæ and the Arctiadæ in the British Museum,
    Supplement, Volume 1 (1913), Plate XXXII, figure 36,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Amatidæ and the Arctiadæ in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Supplement, Volume 1 (1914), p. 611, No. 607d, and also Plate 32, fig. 36.


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    (written 21 February 2020)