Desert Footman
S2: Dorsal, ~5mm
Desert Footman
S2: Anterior
Desert Footman (Thallarcha rhaptophora)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Desert Footman (Thallarcha rhaptophora)
This Photo:     S2: Profile, wingspan ~18mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Males ~8mm long, ~25mm wingspan & have bi-pectinate antennae (but the pectinations are quite short)
Females ~6mm long, ~20mm wingspan and have filiform antennae.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Feb-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.