(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.
(updated 23 May 2010, 12 March 2019)