(previously known as Pseudocossus fulvicollis)
COSSINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Darren Carman, 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:
Further reading :
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),
3454 (2012), p. 18.
(written 3 February 2017, updated 4 March 2018)