(formerly known as Pielus albofasciatus)
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Perth, Western Australia)
The male adult moths of this species have dark grey forewings, each with a ragged white stripe from base to apex, various faint labyrinthine markings, and a thin submarginal white line. The hindwings are brown shading to white along the hind-margins. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The male moths have a wingspan of about 11 cms.
The female adult moths also have dark grey forewings, each only decorated with a ragged white stripe from base to apex. The hindwings are plain grey. The female antennae are shorter and thinner than those of the males. The female moths have a wingspan of about 15 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Thomas J. Simonsen,
Splendid Ghost Moths and their Allies,
A Revision of Australian Abantiades, Oncopera, Aenetus, Archaeoaenetus and Zelotypia (Hepialidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 12,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2018, pp. 26, 51 57, 59, 67-68, 189, 212, 232, Plate 2: figs. A and B, Plate 44: fig. A.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera - Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 289-290, No. 1343.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), pp. 533-534, figs. 58, 59.
(written 7 September 2016, updated 31 March 2019, 2 February 2020)