Anthela ostra Swinhoe, 1903
(one synonym : Anthela chrysocrossa Turner, 1915)
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown, with two pale spots on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. All four wings also each have a serrated golden arc along the margin, and a pale submarginal curved arc. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the feamle is about 5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    A revision of the Old World Lymantriidae in the National Collection,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1903, p. 447.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 27 (1915), pp. 24-25.


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    (written 23 July 2019)