Bordered Browntail Moth
(also known as Urocoma limbalis)
LYMANTRIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth has a dark brown body, and brown wings. The wings each have a scalloped band of white with a brown fringe along the margin.
The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The underside is dark brown, with no pale marginal bands under the forewings, and a broader pale marginal band under the hindwings.
The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer,
Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge,
Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke gelieferten Arten nach Reihenfolge ihrer Veroffentlichung,
Series I, Volume 1, Part 3 (1855), p. 70, and also Plate 91, fig. 389.
Moths of Victoria: part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 16-19.
(updated 13 May 2011, 19 October 2018, 10 March 2021)