Anthela astata Turner, 1926
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela astata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is variable. It is usually pale brown with a number of darker spots, and a line nearly across the middle of each wing.

Anthela astata
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The males have a wingspan of about 7 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 9 cms.

Anthela astata
underside
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 9-10.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), pp. 411-412.


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    (updated 23 July 2013, 28 April 2016)