Yellow-spotted Anthelid
S2, Proleg Feet
Yellow-spotted Anthelid
S2, ventral
Yellow-spotted Anthelid (Anthelidae sp ES01?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Anthelid Moth (:Bombycoidea Anthelidae)
Species: Yellow-spotted Anthelid (Anthelidae sp ES01?)
This Photo:     S2, Face

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Found on Acacia hakeoides & Senna artemisioides. Id was arrived at due to the hairyness & triangular face. In future we will raise those we find to improve the id. It's possible S2 is a different species, but we believe it's a late instar.
S2 is about 50mm long, had 5 pairs of prolegs and 3 "real", or thoracic, legs (these are kept to adult, whereas the prolegs are lost). Notice also the spiracles (breathing holes) on it's side, and the mite on it's back. The spiracles are white, vertical ovals just above the prolegs.
The 3 specimens were found in October.

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.