Endoxyla decoratus (Swinhoe, 1892)
(previously known as: Xyleutes decorata)
ZEUZERINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Pam Farrell, Geraldton, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species are black, with rows of overlapping white spots on the forewings. The females have brown hindwings, and the males have white hindwings. The abdomen is black with white bands. The thorax is black with white shoulders. The wingspan is can reach 12 cms.

The species occurs in Western Australia.


Further reading :

Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 272.

Charles Swinhoe,
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 281, No. 1300.


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(updated 6 March 2008)