Cryptophasa argyrocolla Turner, 1917
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa argyrocolla
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Ravensthorpe, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that each have a brown pattern with a broad irregular white stripe along the costa, and a white patch at the tornus. The hindwings are fawn. It has a white head and thorax The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), p. 93.


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    (written 24 January 2021)