(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Wandoo State Forest, Western Australia)
The male adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings, each with variable white markings including an irregular flash from base to wing-tip. The males have a wingspan of up to 7 cms.
The female moths have similar forewing patterns to the males. The females have thinner antennae and a fatter abdomen than the males, and have a wingspan up to 12 cms. Both sexes appear to have bipectinate antennae. The hindwings of both sexes are grey brown.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Michael D. Moore & E.D. (Ted) Edwards,
Two new species of Abantiades Herrich-Schaffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from Western Australia,
Volume 41, Part 1 (2014), p. 30.
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.
(written 30 March 2020)