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 very variable patterns on the forewings. The hindwings are plain reddish or yellowish brown. A mat of red or pink hairs extend across the bases particularly of the hindwings. The wingspan of the males is about 6-9 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 11 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. 322-324, and figs. 47, 112, 113.
(written 29 December 2016)