Australian Goat Moth
(previously known as Cossus caliginosus)
COSSINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1856), p. 1522, No. 23.
(updated 23 July 2010)