Endoxyla neuroxantha (Lower, 1900)
(one synonym : Xyleutes spilota Turner, 1936)
ZEUZERINAE,   COSSIDAE,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Endoxyla neuroxantha
(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Dalmeny, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have off-white wings, with pale brown veins, chequered margins, and a lot of black speckles all over.

Endoxyla neuroxantha
(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Dalmeny, New South Wales)

The moths have a wingspan of up to 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

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

    Endoxyla neuroxantha
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), pp. 39-40.


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    (written 16 January 2020)