Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Family Anthelidae

Although I have done two previous posts of the Anthelidae family, (Monday, 4 May 2015 and Wednesday, 25 November 2015), in view of their variability, I will add a good selection of photos over the next couple of weeks to have them grouped for comparrison.

The family Anthelidae have over 70 species in Australia. They are restricted to Australia and New Guinea. The moths I am putting in these posts belong to the sub-family Anthelinae, of which there are a some 50 plus species in Australia.
The larvae of Anthela feed on Acacia. They are also known to cause Urticaria, (severe itching and rash), if handled. (See the blog article Wednesday, 25 November 2015 ).

The photos I have not been able to positively identify have file names instead of the usual Family, Sub family, and so on. However I am fairly sure they all belong to the Genus Anthela. Where I am moderately sure of the species name I have included the name in the file name next to the photo.
The four photos below are:-

Sub Family:-  ANTHELINAE, 
Genus:- Anthela, 
Species:- Acuta


 Anthela acuta ANTHELINAE ANTHELIDAE  8413 on - 3284

 Anthela acuta ANTHELINAE ANTHELIDAE 2915 -5403

 Anthela acuta ANTHELINAE ANTHELIDAE 9349 on -3715


 Anthela acuta ANTHELINAE ANTHELIDAE 3117  on - 0766

Anthela acuta ANTHELINAE  ANTHELIDAE  4731 on -1570001

More next week.


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