Endoxyla nephocosma (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Xyleutes nephocosma)
ZEUZERINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found boring into the stems of

  • Weeping Paperbark ( Melaleuca leucodendron, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have patchy fawn wings. The wingspan of the male is about 5 cms. The female has a span of about 6 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 23.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 201-202.


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    (updated 5 February 2010, 28 April 2016)