Anthela callixantha (Lower, 1902)
(one synonym : Anthela flavala Swinhoe, 1903)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela callixantha
female
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Ellendale, Western Australia)

The female adult moth of this species is yellow with a number of parallel transverse dark lines.

Anthela callixantha
male
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Ellendale, Western Australia)

The males have extensive brown shading on the wings. The wingspan of both sexes is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 39.20, pl. 13.4, p. 395.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 214.


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    (updated 1 July 2009)