(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
It is thought that these Caterpillars live in tunnels in the ground by day, and emerge at night to feed on
The caterpillars probably pupate in their tunnel
The adult moths have greyish brown forewings, sometimes with a broad white streak, and sometimes with some spots. The females are similar to but paler than the males. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 8-9.
Ebbe Nielsen & Niels Peder Kristensen
Primitive Ghost Moths : Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.)
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 1,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1989.
(written 14 December 2016, updated 11 April 2021)