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Common Anthelid - ? male

Anthela acuta

Description:

A pale "furry" moth with a wing span of about 30 mm. Both Fore and hind wings show a clear brown line (yellow margin towards the submarginal area) running through them. Small brown spots seen on both wings also in the sub-marginal area. Fore wings show two ringed eye spots and a faint brown wavy line between them. Antennae were partially visible as yellow streaks, on either side of head. Thorax had dense setae.

Habitat:

Spotted in a nature reserve with native trees

Notes:

Family: Anthelidae Subfamily: Anthelinae http://www.natureofgippsland.org/copperm... http://www.lepbarcoding.org/australia/sp...

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 11, 2013
Submitted on Oct 24, 2013

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