Anthela ochroptera (Lower, 1892)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela ochroptera
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown. The forewings each have several dark brown curved transverse bands of differing widths, and two dark brown spots. The hindwing have similar but reduced markings.

Anthela ochroptera
female
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, South Australia)

The wingspan of the male is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 7 cms.

Anthela ochroptera
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, South Australia)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.

    Anthela ochroptera
    male, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, South Australia)


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New South Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 15 (1892), p. 14.


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    (written 10 February 2017)