(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the foliage of
The caterpillars have been considered as a possible control agent for invasive Casuarina species in Florida (U.S.A.).
The adult moth has speckled grey-brown forewings, each having two black-centred pale zigzag marks, one large and one small, near the middle. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs around Australia, including
Further reading :
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 29 (1917), p. 98.
(written 1 January 2019, updated 8 September 2020)