(one synonym: Xyleutes pycnosticta Turner, 1945)
ZEUZERINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jesse & Peter Koch, Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species have streaky grey forewings, each with a fine black reticulated pattern. The hindwings have a similar pattern around the margins, fading to off-white at the bases. The thorax is black. The wingspan of the male is about 7 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Supplement 2 (1865), p. 585.
(written 5 February 2021)