Anthela barnardi Turner, 1922
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela barnardi
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have yellow or pale brown wings, each with two black spots near the costa, and with vague dark submarginal arcs containing radial black dashes. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.

Anthela barnardi
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The females have hooked tips to the forewings.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 47 (1922), pp. 351-352.


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    (written 4 November 2018)