(one synonym : Anthela callicesta Turner, 1924)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
These Caterpillars have been raised successfully in captivity, being fed on
The adult moths of this species are brown with various dark zigzag lines across each wing. Each forewing has two areoles. The male moths have a wing span of about 4 cms. The female moths have a wing span of about 6 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 13.3, p. 395.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 18-19.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 4 (1855), p. 899, No. 20.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 156.
(updated 24 April 2013, 24 July 2019)