Xylorycta apheles (Turner, 1898)
(one synonym: Xyloricta lychnobii T.P. Lucas, 1900)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a dark triangular mark near the middle of the hind margin. The hindwings are a shiny pale grey or brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Xylorycta apheles,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 4 (1898), pp. 24-25, No. 72.


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    (written 13 October 2018)