Notarcha polytimeta (Turner, 1915)
(previously known as Sylepta polytimeta)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Notarcha polytimeta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on:

  • Little Kurrajong ( Brachychiton bidwillii, STERCULIACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species is yellow with a white pattern, and with four black dots along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species is found in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 27 (1915), p. 39.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 44.


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    (updated 18 March 2012)