- Ian Kimber (January 1, 1998). "Anthela varia". ukmoths.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
|“||(S . 4-5 mm) Head ochrcous-yellow, collar whitish. Antennae and eyecaps whitish. Thorax and abdomen light grey. Forewings lanceolate, light rather glossy grey; cilia whitish, tinged with grey on basal half, hindwings pale grey; cilia grey-whitish. Bengal, Pusa, in July and August (Fletcher); two specimens.||”|
|— Original description by Edward Meyrick|