Anthela deficiens (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Dreata deficiens)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela deficiens
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is basically pale brown, and has a number of irregular dark brown spots, a submarginal arc of dark dots, and a narrow curved line across each wing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has so far only been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 10.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), pp. 374-375.


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    (updated 13 April 2011, 6 February 2017)