Anthela allocota Turner, 1921
Enigmatic Anthelid
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley

Anthela allocota
female
(Photo: copyright Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The adult moth of this species is basically pale brown, with a dark jagged line across each wing. The moths have two pale spots outlined in dark brown on each forewing. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

The species has only been found in:

  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 22-23.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 46 (1921), p. 182, No. 33.


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    (updated 23 April 2013)