Anthela callispila Lower, 1905
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela callispila
male
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, South Burnett, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is basically brown, with two white spots outlined in dark brown on each forewing, and one or two on each hindwing. The spots are visible on the undersides. The first few segments of the abdomen are orange. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic notes. No. XXIII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), pp. 175-176.


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    (updated 4 April 2011)