Amerila timolis (Rothschild, 1914)
Timolis' Frother
(one synonym: Rhodogastria timiolis Turner, 1915)
ARCTIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amerila timolis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown with large translucent windows that have a dark brown bar. The hindwings are pale brown. The thorax is white with black spots on it. The abdomen is scarlet on top and white underneath.

Amerila timolis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Paua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland

    Amerila timolis
    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 14.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region: Arctiinae,
    in Adalbert Seitz: Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 10 (1914), p. 262.


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    (updated 28 August 2012)