Undescribed Anthelid
Adelaide Hills
Undescribed Anthelid
Undescribed Anthelid (Anthela ANIC12)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Anthelid Moth (:Bombycoidea Anthelidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Undescribed Anthelid (Anthela ANIC12)
This Photo:     Hindwing

Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
This is figured on Bold as Anthela ANIC12.
Head & body ~25mm, wingspan ~70mm.
This is a fairly worn specimen.
We originally thought it was an Urticating Anthelid (Anthela nicothoe).
Found in February.

Copyright © 2018-2021 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.