Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    aureoplagiata
    Genus
    Trischalis
    Subfamily
    Lithosiinae
    Family
    Arctiidae
    Super Family
    Noctuoidea
    Order
    Lepidoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Phylum
    Arthropoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

This attractive purple and gold species comes in two forms.

Identification

This distinctive species with rounded golden yellow forewings with metallic purple markings comes in two forms. One form has the outline of the purple marking only, and the other has the purple marking filled with grey-purple.

Distribution

In Australia this species has been collected from sites around Claudie River in northern QLD.

Biomaps map of <em>Trischalis aureoplagiata</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=Trischalis%20aureoplagiata&cql=sn&csy=Square