HEPIALIDAE , HEPIALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed underground, probably on the roots of
The adult moths have brown forewings with a pattern of white markings, and plain brown hindwings and abdomen. The females have fainter markings than the males. The wingspan of the males is about 6 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 8 cms.
The species appears to have been found in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 32-33.
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. 321-322, and figs. 46, 110, 111.
(written 18 December 2016)