Black and White Tiger Moth
S4, Male, ventral
Double Yellow-patched Footman
Male, profile
Double Yellow-patched Footman (Termessa zonophanes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Double Yellow-patched Footman (Termessa zonophanes)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10mm long, ~28mm wingspan. A highly variable species.
Males & Females have filiform antennae, so the only way to separte them is with ventral shots. Of the two we photographed ventrally, they both appeared to be males.
Photographed six at a night light sheet in March & April. After we saw the first at the end of March, they were abundandant until ~ mid April.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.