(one synonym : Charagia celsissima Olliff, 1895)
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Perth, Western Australia)
The caterpillars of this species have been found living in tunnels bored into stems of various plants in MYRTACEAE including
The male adult moths are white with a green submarginal line on each forewing.
The females have green forewings, each crossed by two wiggly white lines. The females have orange hind wings. The moths have a wingspan up to 11 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 1.4, p. 148.
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.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 288-289, No. 1338.
(updated 19 September 2011, 10 December 2016, 19 January 2020)