Xylorycta austera T.P. Lucas, 1898
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Xylorycta austera
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

The adult moth has black and white striped forewings, with a black spot in the middle of each wing. The hindwings are buff coloured. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Xylorycta austera
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 219.


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    (updated 5 November 2011)