Wednesday, 23 March 2016

ARCTIIDAE Continued

Termessa gratiosa LITHOSIINAE ARCTIIDAE

This first moth is related to the other Termessa moths from Wednesday, 10 June 2015.



 Family:- ARCTIIDAE
Sub Family:- LITHOSIINAE
Genus:- Termessa
Species:- gratiosa











Although the colouring is different and they tend to be a smaller moth, the wing markings are similar. They are found in the south eastern corner of Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria (I.F.B Common).


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Thallarcha macilenta LITHOSIINAE ARCTIIDAE






Family:- ARCTIIDAE
Sub Family:- LITHOSIINAE
Genus:- Thallarcha
Species:- macilenta









I wasn't able to find out much about this moth. Like other sub family Lithosiinae, their larvae are likely to feed on lichen.

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Thallarcha Sp Poss sparsana LITHOSIINAE ARCTIIDAE






Family:- ARCTIIDAE
Sub Family:- LITHOSIINAE
Genus:- Thallarcha
Species:- Possibly sparsana







 As near as I am able to tell, this is also a member of the Thallarcha genus. There is a lot of variation between species but I have not been able to verify the identification with any certainty.

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Tigrioides alterna LITHOSIINAE ARCTIIDAE






 Family:- ARCTIIDAE
Sub Family:- LITHOSIINAE
Genus:- Tigrioides
Species:- alterna










One of two Australian species, found from Queensland to South Australia, also "Africa and the Oriental region" (I.F.B Common).

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