(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Western Australia)
The adult female moths of this species basically have brown forewings with a sinuous pattern of paler patches with black outlines, some with orange filling. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The males have a white background to the forewings, and have white hindwings. The head, thorax, and abdomen are brown. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 10 cms.
The species is found in Western Australia
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.3, p. 149.
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)