Anthela directa Walker, 1862
(formerly known as Colussa directa)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species vary from yellow brown. The wings each have an outlined diagonal line, plus various variable dark markings. The forewings each also have two white spots.


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

This species has only been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading:

    Francis Walker,
    Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London,
    3rd Series, Volume 11 (1862), pp. 266-267.


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    (written 29 March 2015)