(formerly known as Pielus barcas)
Northern Ghost Moth
(Photo: courtesy Paul Kay, New South Wales)
This species has brown wings, each forewing having a ragged white arc from base to wingtip. The hindwings are plain brown. The wing bases and first few abdominal segments are covered in long mauve scales. The male moths have a wingspan of about 11 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 16 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 20-21.
Volume 31 (1914), pp. 96.
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. 68, 71, 232, Plates 5, 43.
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. 532-533, fig. 57.
(written 7 September 2016, updated 11 April 2020)