Anthela reltoni (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
Relton's Anthelid
(one synonym : Anthela pyromacula Lower, 1905)
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The forewings of an adult moth of this species are dark grey, each with two black-edged orange spots, and with black veins. The hindwings are dark grey with one black-edged orange spot, and black veins. The male moths have a wingspan up to 5 cms.


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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic notes. No. XXIII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), p. 176.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), p. 106.


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    (updated 13 April 2020)