Elhamma australasiae Walker, 1856 (Hepialidae)
Elhamma australasiae Walker, 1856 (Hepialidae). This is the only species within the genus that occurs in Australia. It is obviously smaller than most members of the family. Females are plain but patterns and colours in males can be extremely variable. They appear in late summer and autumn. Adults emerge at dusk with numbers decreasing towards midnight increasing again before dawn when females tend to arrive. The adults are short-lived. Their larvae feed on grasses (Poaceae).