Zyganisus fulvicollis (Gaede, 1933)
(previously known as Pseudocossus fulvicollis)
COSSINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Victoria)

The adult moths have grey forewings each with a tracery of dark lines which knot in a couple of places to form dark knots. The hindwings are plain grey. The head has white and black collars. The grey turns to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 7 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Max Gaede,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.) : The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), p. 811.

    Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
    Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
    Zootaxa,
    3454 (2012), p. 18.


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    (written 3 February 2017)