Anthelidae 75 approximate described species

Chief Distribution

Australia and New Guinea

Major Hosts of Concern

Myrtaceae, Mimosaceae

Further Diagnosis

Forewing with an oblique fold between R and Rs1, absent spinarea; hindwing with base of M2 distinctly closer to M3 than to M1. Proboscis long in Munychryiinae and reduced or absent in Anthelinae (Kristensen 1999).


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