(one synonym : Darala integra Walker, 1855)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on various species of
The adults vary in colour from olive-green to reddish-orange, with variable markings. The males have a grey head. The males have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females are larger, with a wingspan of about 7 cms.
While most Anthela species have two spots or lacunae on the forewings, these are not always evident on the upper surfaces of the wings of this species, but they are visible on the undersides.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 13.2, p. 395.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 20-21.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 4 (1855), p. 902, No. 24.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 154.
(updated 28 February 2011, 2 September 2017)