(one synonym : Charagia argyrographa R. Felder, 1874)
(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, Walcott, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species have green or brown forewings, with rows of white spots.
The males have blue hindwings. The females have yellow hindwings. The hindwing colours fade in dead specimens. The moths have a wingspan of 8 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 1.2, p. 148.
Alexander Walker Scott,
On the genus Charagia of Walker,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of New South Wales,
Volume 2 (1869) pp. 33-34, No. 6.
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.
(updated 23 May 2010)