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Common anthelid (Anthela acuta) A very furry and well padded moth about 35mm across. <br />
Melded soft pinks and browns with light patterns of dots and a few curved lines. <br />
Four spots near the inner costa are distinctive. So fluffy it looks fat when resting on the ground.<br />
This one is male and can vary considerably. The females are much larger - maybe 50mm across. <br />
One or two generations per year depending on latitude. <br />
Found from southern Queensland to Tasmania. <br />
Feeds on grasses as larvae but in Tasmania they only eat Oak and Beech How weird is that !!<br />
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Common anthelid (Anthela acuta)

A very furry and well padded moth about 35mm across.
Melded soft pinks and browns with light patterns of dots and a few curved lines.
Four spots near the inner costa are distinctive. So fluffy it looks fat when resting on the ground.
This one is male and can vary considerably. The females are much larger - maybe 50mm across.
One or two generations per year depending on latitude.
Found from southern Queensland to Tasmania.
Feeds on grasses as larvae but in Tasmania they only eat Oak and Beech How weird is that !!

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''Anthela acuta'', the Common anthelid moth, is a moth of the family Anthelidae. It is found in Australia.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 26, 2016. Captured Nov 7, 2013 10:46 in 22-26 Basin-Olinda Rd, The Basin VIC 3154, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO100
  • 10.25mm