(formerly known as Odonestis elizabetha)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species pupate in the soil inside a silk cocoon.
The male adult moths have fully developed wings and can fly. Their wings are pale to pinkish brown with a submarginal arc of dark dots on each wing. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The females cannot fly as they only have vestigial wings.
The species occurs in the south of
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 396.
in George Grey:
Notes on some insects from King George's Sound, collected and presented to the British Museum by Captain George Grey,
Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39,
Volume 2 (1841), p. 478.
(updated 21 August 2004, 16 April 2018)