(one synonym : Anthela aspilota Turner, 1902)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The male adult moths of this species are deep rusty-red. They have no pair of forewing spots, unlike most other Anthelids.
The wingspan of the male is about 3 cms. The females are a paler orangy-yellow and have more rounded wings. The wingspan of the female is about 4.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 40.1, p. 395.
Issue 50 (September 2008), pp. 27-31,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
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.
(updated 22 February 2009, 17 August 2018, 8 May 2021)