Zyganisus propedia Kallies & Hilton 2012
COSSINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moths have grey forewings, each with a tracery of dark lines which knot in the middle to make a dark spot. The hindwings are plain grey. The grey head has a white and black collars. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 7 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
    Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
    Zootaxa,
    3454 (2012), p. 22.


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    (written 3 February 2017)