Anthela neurospasta Turner, 1902
(one synonym: Anthela linopepla Turner, 1921)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela neurospasta
male
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The female adult moth of this species is basically white. The male has a number of incomplete pale brown lines running to the margin of each wing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 40.2, p. 395.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 11.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 182.


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    (updated 13 April 2011)