HEPIALIDAE , HEPIALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)
The adult moths of this species have yellow or brown wings with variable markings on the forewings, including sometimes a pale streak from base to margin, which sometimes degenerates to just two pale spots. The females are similar to the males. The wingspan of the males is about 8 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 10 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. 26-27.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1935), p. 293, and figs. 23, 90, 91.
(written 19 December 2016, updated 2 January 2017)