Tufted Goat Moth
(formerly known as Cossus polygrapha)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have pale grey forewings with a complex pattern of dark markings. The head is pale grey or brown with a double dark-edged crest of pale hair. The scapes of the antennae are yellow. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan of the males is about 3 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 148.
(written 20 October 2017)