Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Xylorycta basileia)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Telecrates 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.

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

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Telecrates, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 2, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    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.


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    (updated 29 April 2011, 12 July 2019)