Pilostibes basivitta (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym : Pilostibes enchidias Meyrick, 1890)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This moth is pale brown with a dark brown streak extendung from the base of each forewing. The body is uniformly dark brown. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

This species ocuurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Pilostibes, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 9, 2010.


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    (updated 9 October 2002)