Subject:  Possible Tiger Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  South-East Queensland
Date: 01/14/2018
Time: 11:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, my girlfriend found this moth attracted to a light in south east queensland, about 1 hour both west of the coast and South of Brisbane. It’s possible tiger moth though we do not know that species.
How you want your letter signed:  Jayden Waters

Donovan’s Tiger Moth

Dear Jayden,
You are correct that this is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.  Thanks to the excellent images and archives on Butterfly House, we were able to identify your moth as Donovan’s Tiger Moth,
Aloa marginata.  Donovan’s Tiger Moth is also pictured on iNaturalist and the Brisbane Insect site where it states:  “The moth is white in colour, with two black lines on each forewing. There is the black and orange line along the edge of each forewing as well. Its abdomen is orange-red in colour with black spots on each segment.”  

Donovan’s Tiger Moth

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Location: Queensland, Australia

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