Orange-lined Wood Moth
(one synonym: Zeuzera congerens, Swinhoe, 1892)
ZEUZERINAE , COSSIDAE , COSSOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, East Hyden, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species have a striking pattern of white and dark brown on the wings, with an orange line running from base to tornus on each forewing. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 282, No. 1302, and also Plate 8, Fig. 5.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 5 (1855), pp. 1117-1118.
(updated 25 July 2007, 31 March 2015)