Black and White Tiger Moth
S4, Male, ventral
Double Yellow-patched Footman
|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.