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

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

The adult moths of this species have white wings, each forewing having two black-edged yellow spots near the costa, and a little dark mark at the wingtip. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The females have more rounded wingshapes, and are larger than the males. The wingspan of the female is about 5.5 cms.

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

The species occurs in

  • 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), p. 351.


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    (written 4 November 2018, updated 22 July 2019)