Anthela hyperythra Turner, 1921
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are reddish-brown. The forewings of the males each have a brown spot and two subterminal lines composed of brown spots. The hindwings have one subterminal line which is fainter than those on the forewing, but is also composed of brown spots. The males have feathery antennae and a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

The females have paler wings with fainter patterns, a fatter abdomen, and thread-like antennae. The females have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found in:

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 46 (1931), p. 172, No. 13.


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    (written 4 January 2019)