ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are basically buff colored. In the male: all four wings each have a brown spot and two cross-linked subterminal curved lines, and have dark basal areas. The males have feathery antennae, and have a wingspan of about 4.5 cms.
The females are similar but with fainter markings, with comma-shaped spots, and a fatter abdomen. The females have thread-like antennae, and have a wingspan of about 5.5 cms.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera — Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 46 (1921), p. 173, No. 15.
(written 3 January 2019)