(formerly known as Pielus aphenges)
(Photo: courtesy of Jethro Williams , Milton, New South Wales)
This species has dark grey or brown forewings, each having small sinuous pale markings. The hindwings are grey-brown.
In its resting posture, it wraps it wings around the body and sticks its hairy legs out.
The moths have unipectinate antennae. The male moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 9 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
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. 535-536, figs. 63, 64.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 28 (1904), p. 247.
(written 7 October 2016, updated 25 March 2019, 5 April 2020, 8 May 2021)