Striated Sun Moth
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
These Caterpillars spend most of their time underground, feeding on the roots of grasses (POACEAE) including
The adults have brown forewings with pale streaks, some containing elongated dark spots. The hindwings are bright yellow. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been observed in:
Further reading :
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 151-152, No. 706, and also Plate 7, Fig. 16.
(updated 6 November 2010, 24 August 2018)