(previously known as Pielus magnificus)
Magnificent Ghost Moth
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings, each with two black-edged silver flashes. The hindwings are plain grey-brown, fading to pale orange-brown at the bases.
The moths have unipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 12 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.6, p. 150.
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 24-25.
Thomas P. Lucas,
Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 13 (1892), pp. 61-62.
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. 83, 84, 85, Plate 13.
(updated 23 May 2010, 12 March 2019)