Thymiatris allocrossa (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Lichenaula allocrossa)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These caterpillars have been found feeding on the foliage of:

  • White Tamarind ( Elattostachys xylocarpa, SAPINDACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The adult moths of this species are grey except for the head and first two abdominal segments which are yellow. The moths have a wingspan about 2 cms.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 229.

    Ian McMillan,
    Thymiatris, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Thursday, July 1, 2010.


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    (updated 25 January 2010)