HEPIALIDAE , HEPIALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)
The adult moths of this species have reddish or yellowish brown wings with variable short dark lines and pale spots on the forewings. The hindwings are plain reddish or yellowish brown. The females are paler than the males. A mat of red or pink hairs extend across the bases particularly of the hindwings. The wingspan of the males is about 7 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 10 cms.
The species has been found in the mountains of:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 30-31.
Norman B. Tindale,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1935), pp. 306-307, and figs. 33, 82, 83.
(written 29 December 2016)