male, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale, tinted digitally,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1935), p. 319, fig. 43,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.
The male adult moths of this species have fawn forewings, each with very faint yellow rings, and a yellow subcostal vein. The hindwings are fawn, with darker wingtips, and dense yellow hairs at the bases. The antennae are bipectinate. The wingspan of the males is up to 7 cms.
The females are similar, but larger. The forewings are fawn, with a slightly concave costa, and also have a yellow subcostal vein. The hindwings are fawn, with pale yellowish hairs at the bases. The wingspan of the females is up to 9 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian ghost moths (Lepidoptera, Homoneura, Family Hepialidae), Part III,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1935), pp. 319-320, Fig. 43.
(written 7 Februuary 2020, updated 4 October 2020)