Anthela pyrrhobaphes Turner, 1926
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela pyrrhobaphes
male
(Photo: courtesy of Jim Foster, taken at at Mountain Valley, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species are basically brown, with a variable pattern. Each wing can have two or three indistinct submarginal pale jagged lines. Each wing has an indistinct dark spot.

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

The wingspan of the female is about 4.5 cms. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Anthela pyrrhobaphes
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
    courtesy of the Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1925, pp. 114-115.


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    (updated 31 January 2011, 6 February 2017, 24 July 2019)