Anthela tetraphrica Turner, 1921
ANTHELINAE,   ANTHELIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anthela tetraphrica
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Duval, Mamungari, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species grey forewings, each with two dark black-edged wobbly transverse bands, and two or three black-edged pale orange spots. The hindwings are paler versions of the forewings, each with a dark streak parallel to the costa, and no orange spots. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. Thw wingspan of the females is about 6 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Hypsidae, Anthelidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 46 (1921), pp. 181-182, No. 32.


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    (written 20 October 2017)