Endoxyla mackeri (Oberthür, 1916)
(previously known as Xyleutes mackeri)
ZEUZERINAE,   COSSIDAE,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Endoxyla mackeri
(Photo: courtesy of Bernd Krüger)

The adult moths of this species have fawn wings, with white speckles.

Endoxyla mackeri
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The wings have variable light and dark streaks, and rusty-brown veins.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.

    Endoxyla mackeri
    showing underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Scott Gavins, Fraser Coast, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Charles Oberthür,
    Faune Entomologique d'Australie,
    Etudes de Lépidoptérologie Comparée,
    Volume 11, 1916, pp. 49-50, and also Plate 22, figs 14-15.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 24.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)