Anthela cnecias Turner, 1921
Montane Anthelid
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela cnecias
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with two dark-edged pale submarginal arcs on each wing. The moths have two dark spots on each wing, one long and one round on each forewing, and both round on the hindwings. The undersides are like the upper surfaces but paler and with less contrast. The wingspan can be up to 8 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 46 (1921), p. 178, No. 26.


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    (updated 24 February 2009, 6 February 2017)