Anthela exoleta Swinhoe, 1892
(formerly known as Aroa exoleta)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aroa exoleta
male, drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Aroa exoleta
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate VI, Fig. 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with two white spots. The hindwings are brown or orange with brown margins, sometimes with a white spot in the middle. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species has only been found in

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 197, No. 913 and also Plate 6, Fig. 18.


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    (written 29 March 2015)