Chaograptis crystallodes Meyrick, 1902
(one synonym : Hyela argotypa Turner, 1902)
Don Herbison-Evans
Stella Crossley

Chaograptis crystallodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moth has pale brown forewings with a complex pattern. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Chaograptis crystallodes
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found inland in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.

    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 42.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 113.

    (written 31 August 2012, updated 7 November 2018, 7 September 2019, 24 August 2020)