(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
These caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves.
The adult moths have brown forewings with a pattern of pale and dark splotches. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 18.11, p. 149.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5, Part 1 (1932), pp. 33-34, and figs. 64-65.
(updated 24 May 2010)