(one synonym : Culama mesogeia Turner, 1932)
COSSINAE , COSSIDAE , COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)
These caterpillars are red, and bore along just under the bark of
The adult moths of this species have grey wings, with dark lines across each forewing. At rest the moths wrap their wings around their body. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 26.5, p. 270.
Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
3454 (2012), pp. 6-8.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 56 (1932), p. 195-196.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1856), p. 1525, No. 1.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 92.
(updated 8 September 2012, 17 September 2013)