(one synonym: Xyleutes cinerosa Roepke, 1955)
ZEUZERINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are basically white heavily speckled with dark brown. Each forewing has two dark patches on the costa, one dark mark on the hind margin, and an interrupted dark subterminal band. The hindwings are dark grey, fading to pale speckled grey at the margins.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 272.
L. Walter Rothschild,
Some new species of Hertocera,
Volume 4 (1897), pp. 307-308, No. 3, and Plate 7, figure 2.
(updated 20 September 2008, 26 December 2016, 24 May 2021)