Distribution Australia: Eastern, central and West Australia
Systematics Probably closely related to Abantiades and Bordaia that share a similar wing pattern, and in the case of Abantiades, a similar male genitalic structure (not yet observed for Bordaia). Probably more species than currently recognized. Two forms in Victoria my represent different species (Kallies et al., 2015)
Habitat Forest or shrubland?
Biology Larvae are external root feeders of Eucalyptus and possibly other trees and shrubs. Tunnels of Trictena atripalpis range from 15 cm to 2m below the ground (review in Grehan, 1989). See also Butterflyhouse.com