(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species live underground, feeding on the roots of Australian native alpine grasses, including
The adult moths have dark brown forewings, sometimes with sinuous pale brown markings. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan of both sexes is about 4 cms.
The species is found in the mountains, on the borders of:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 2.8, p. 149.
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 16-17.
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. 36, 44, etc.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian ghost moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae). Part II,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1933), pp. 27-29, and figs. 40-47.
(written 16 October 2016, updated 2 April 2020)