Xenothictis sciaphila (Turner, 1925)
(formerly known as Barnardiella sciaphila)
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Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have patchy brown forewings, each with variable dark areas, often including one near the middle, and one near the middle of the costa. The hindwings are fawn with a dark net-like pattern, sometimes shading to black at the bases. The forewing costa is slightly concave. The hindwing margin is doubly convex. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 50.


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    (written 27 June 2019)