(one synonym: Zeuzera caudata Joicey & Talbot, 1916)
ZEUZERINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to bore into trees. Their maturation takes several years.
The adult moths are white with lots of grey spots all over the forewings. The hindwings have black markings around the margins. The hindwings are unusual in each having a concave arc along the margin. The thorax is white with black spots. The abdomen has a dorsal row of black spots, and red areas beween the segments. The wingspan of the male is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 7 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 27.7, p. 272.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 27 (1915), p. 53.
(updated 15 January 2011)