Cryptophasa argyrias Turner, 1906
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are white, with dark brown margins to each wing. The abdomen is dark brown with a pale anal tuft of hairs. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in the north of Australia including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa argyrias, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, September 18, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 217.


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    (updated 29 April 2011)