Tiger moth (Arctiidae & Aganaidae)Utetheisa pulchelloides

Heliotrope Moth at Michelago, NSW

4 images

Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017

Identification history

Tiger moth (Arctiidae & Aganaidae) Utetheisa pulchelloides 14 Dec 2017 ibaird482
Tiger moth (Arctiidae & Aganaidae) Utetheisa pulchelloides 13 Dec 2017 Illilanga360

Author's notes

Private property. No public access without permission. The colour is faded but the pinkish spots are more prominent under the wing.

2 comments

ibaird482 wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Based on likelihood this is certainly Utethesia sp. most probably U. pulchelloides but it could also be the less likely U. lotrix. They are very close to each other and differr only by the presence or absence of a spot on the forewing which I can't really check from these photos. Do you perhaps have a closer up image of the moth, i.e . as for the second image?
Illilanga360 wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
I've added a cropped version of the photo to help. I had a look at the identification tips and the moth has five spots on the forewing; the extra spot is visible.

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Parasynthemis regina at Michelago, NSW - 23 Dec 2017
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Opodiphthera eucalypti at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Eurymelops rubrovittata at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 26 Oct 2017
Pogona barbata at Michelago, NSW - 25 Sep 2017
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Oct 2016
Phaulacridium vittatum at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Turneromyia sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Macrotona australis at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Amata sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 5 Jan 2015
Pogona barbata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Nov 2014
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Michelago, NSW - 31 Dec 2012
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jul 2012
Laccotrephes tristis at Michelago, NSW - 17 Jan 2012
Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 27 Nov 2011
Gelechioidea sp. (superfamily) at Michelago, NSW - 24 Oct 2010
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis at Michelago, NSW - 12 Sep 2010
Parasynthemis regina at Michelago, NSW - 23 Dec 2017
Austroicetes sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 23 Dec 2017
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Eurymelops rubrovittata at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 26 Oct 2017
Pogona barbata at Michelago, NSW - 25 Sep 2017
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 21 Oct 2016
Phaulacridium vittatum at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Turneromyia sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Macrotona australis at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Amata sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 5 Jan 2015
Pogona barbata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Nov 2014
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Michelago, NSW - 31 Dec 2012
Chelodina longicollis at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jul 2012
Laccotrephes tristis at Michelago, NSW - 17 Jan 2012
Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 27 Nov 2011
Gelechioidea sp. (superfamily) at Michelago, NSW - 24 Oct 2010
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis at Michelago, NSW - 12 Sep 2010

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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