(one synonym: Pachyphlebius thoracicus Felder, 1874)
COSSINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
These Caterpillars bore into and live inside the stems of :
The adult moths have a pattern of light and dark fawn on the wings. They have a wingspan of about 10 cms.
The species occurs in the south-east quarter of mainland Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 26.4, p. 270.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 5 (1855), p. 1098, No. 1.
(updated 23 July 2010)