(formerly known as Epiolus naus)
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)
The adult moths are pale to medium brown, with variable pale markings on the forewings. The females have a dark tuft of hairs at the base of each hindwing. The male moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 3 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. 6-11.
Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer,
Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge,
Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke gelieferten Arten nach Reihenfolge ihrer Veroffentlichung,
Series I, Volume 1, Part 3 (1855), p. 78, and Plate 10, fig. 46.
Ebbe Nielsen & Niels Peder Kristensen
Primitive Ghost Moths : Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.)
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 1,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1989.
(written 15 December 2016, updated 2 January 2017, 10 April 2021)