(formerly known as Pielus leucochiton)
White Ghost Moth
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Morgan, South Australia)
This species has dark brown wings, each forewing having two ragged white stripes and various faint labyrinthine markings. The hindwings are grey, the males paler than the females. The wing bases are covered in pale grey hairs. The male moths have a wingspan of about 10 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 15 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 20-21.
Volume 31 (1914), pp. 95-96.
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, pp. 46, 55, 76, 78, 80, Plate 10.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), pp. 526-527, figs. 48, 49.
(written 7 September 2016, updated 1 April 2018)