Wood Moth or Ghost Moth from Australia

Subject: What Moth Is This?
Location: South-western suburbs of Sydney
February 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Hi there!
I recently found a moth in the south western suburbs of Sydney that I have never seen before in this area. I assumed it was some kind of Wood Moth, however I’m not too sure and I was hoping that you would be able to tell me what moth this is.
Thank You Very Much!
Signature: Lauren

Wood Moth or Ghost Moth
Wood Moth or Ghost Moth

Dear Lauren,
This is either a Wood Moth in the family Cossidae, which is represented on Butterfly House, or a Ghost Moth in the family Hepialidae, also represented on Butterfly House.  We frequently have trouble distinguishing members of these families from one another, and your lateral view does not provide the same wing detail that a dorsal view provides.

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