Toothed Anthelid
Close up, red hair + blue patch
Adelaide Hills
Urticating Anthelid
Urticating Anthelid (Anthela nicothoe)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Anthelid Moth (:Bombycoidea Anthelidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Urticating Anthelid (Anthela nicothoe)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Ethan Beaver & Ned Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Head & body ~25mm, wingspan ~70mm.
This is a fairly worn specimen.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.