(previously known as Xylorycta basileia)
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species has black forewings, each with a broad yellow band across the middle and also at the base. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is up to 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Telecrates, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 2, 2010.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 219.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 77.
(updated 29 April 2011, 12 July 2019, 16 September 2020)