Thermeola tasmanica Hampson, 1900
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thermeola tasmanica
male
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings. The males have a vague dark band across the middle, which is thought to emit pheromones. The hindwings are plain pale yellowish brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Although this species is larger, it looks superficially like Ctenosia infuscata.

The species is found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 96, No. 169 and fig. 30


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    (written 11 June 2017, updated 12 June 2019)