Solar Sun Moth
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species appear to feed upon the roots of various grasses and rushes, such as :
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings with white markings. The hindwings are dark brown with orange markings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is only found in
Further reading :
Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 14 (1891), pp. 188-189.
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), and also Plate 9, fig a3.
(updated 3 February 2005, 11 July 2013, 9 September 2019, 19 January 2020)