Anthela protocentra (Meyrick, 1891)
Rounded Anthelid
(previously known as Darala protocentra)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley

Anthela protocentra
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The adult male moths of this species are basically brown. Each wing has three indistinct transverse jagged dark lines. Each forewing has two black spots with white centres. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The nature of the female is unknown.

The species only has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 18-19.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 14 (1891), pp. 191-192.


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    (updated 24 February 2009, 24 April 2013)