Zyganisus caliginosus (Walker, 1856)
Australian Goat Moth
(previously known as Cossus caliginosus)
COSSINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Alan Melville, Tasmania)

The adult moths are grey with a tracery of dark lines on the forewings. The head is hairy and cream coloured. The thorax has a brown dorsal patch. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


(Picture: courtesy of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

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    (updated 23 July 2010)