Four Spot Anthelid
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on :
The caterpillars pupate in a voluminous brown cocoon.
The adult moth is basically grey. Each wing has several submarginal wiggly lines the outermost being white, and the other dark. Each forewing has two white spots. The hindwings have a large yellow basal area. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
The species occurs in
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 13.11, p. 395.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 18-19.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera — Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 46 (1921), p. 179, No. 28.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 156.
(updated 13 April 2011, 21 February 2017, 22 July 2019)