(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The male moth forewings of this species are off-white, each with a round dark spots and a sinuous pattern of dark patches, with black outlines and a pale orange filling. The hindwings are pale brown. The male moths have unipectinate antennae. The male moth wingspan is about 8 cms.
The female moths have grey forewings, each with a sinuous pattern of dark patches and lines. The hindwings are grey. The antennae of the females are thinner and shorter that those of the males. The female moth wingspan is about 11 cms.
The head, thorax, and abdomen of both sexes are dark brown. The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.3, p. 149.
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.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 514-515, and figs. 29, 30.
(updated 14 July 2009, 26 January 2020)