Thallarcha trissomochla Turner, 1940
Yellow Crossed Footman
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha trissomochla
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have white or yellow forewings with four lumpy black bands. The hindwings are yellow, each with a black wingtip. The abdomen is yellow with a black mark on the back of each segment. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Thallarcha trissomochla
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.

    Thallarcha trissomochla
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of S. Williams, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 31.5, p. 437.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 93, No. 121.


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    (updated 11 May 2013, 8 August 2014)