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

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

The adult moths of this species pale brown, with two dark-edged white spots on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. Each wing also has a submarginal arc of dark dots, and a dark curved line across the middle. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 46 (1921), p. 183, No. 35.


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    (updated 24 September 2011, 6 February 2017)