Cryptophasa byssinopis Turner, 1902
(one synonym : Oecophora nexella Walker, 1864)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white with each forewing having four prominent black dots in the middle, and three more at the tornus. The moths have a wingspan about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa byssinopis, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Thursday, September 16, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 217.


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    (created 23 August 2008, updated 31 January 2012)