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Anthelid moth (Anthelidae)Anthela nicothoe

Urticating Anthelid moth at Namadgi National Park

2 images

Anthela nicothoe at Namadgi National Park - 1 Jan 2019
Anthela nicothoe at Namadgi National Park - 1 Jan 2019

Identification history

Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Anthela nicothoe 12 Jan 2019 ibaird
Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Anthela nicothoe 12 Jan 2019 GlennCocking
Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Chelepteryx chalepteryx 2 Jan 2019 ibaird
Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Chelepteryx chalepteryx 2 Jan 2019 donhe
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 Christine

Author's notes

Large moth.

3 comments

   12 Jan 2019
This is the female of a different Anthelidae species, I think A. nicothoe is the most likely. (Chelepteryx chalepteryx is an autumn flier.)
donhe wrote:
   12 Jan 2019
Christine: about how big was it: head to tail body length, or forewing length, or wingspan?
Christine wrote:
   12 Jan 2019
I think about 5cm head to tail ...

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Nearby Sightings

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Acaena novae-zelandiae at Namadgi National Park - 1 Jan 2019
Eusynthemis guttata at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2018
Trichalus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018
Fraus sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Trichophthalma nicholsoni at Namadgi National Park - 1 Feb 2018
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus at Namadgi National Park - 24 Oct 2015
Bossiaea foliosa at Namadgi National Park - 24 Oct 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Jan 2019 1:08 PM Recorded on
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