Distribution Austrlalia: north eastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland.
Systematics The phylogenetic position of this monotypic genus was unresolved in the morphological analysis of generic relationships within the Hepialidae by Grehan (2012). Zelotypia shares with Aenetus the stem boring habit, but the larvae of Zelotypia lack the trisetose prothoracic sensory pit, and the adult lacks the metatibial androconia of Aenetus. The narrowed wing tips, particularly of the male, are reminiscent of Trichophasus giganteus of Brazil. In overall color tone Zelotypia is more similar to Trichophassus and other cibyrine genera of Latin America than to other genera in Australia - which may or may not reflect a phylogenetic affinity. The banding pattern of the wing in Zelotypia is similar to the pattern found in some Abantiades species in Australia.
Biology Moths fly mostly in the autumn in March and April with additinal records to May and ealier in the summer from December. The major host plant is Eucalyptus tereticornis. Other hosts include E. grandis, E. punctata, E. resinifera, E. saligna and the hybrid E. saligna X E. botryoides. Larvae bore tunnels into branches and trunks. Larval and pupal development probably last a minimum of 4 years. Its natural enemies include the fungus Cordyceps sp. and a species of black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus sp.) (Chadwick, 1989).