Gomphoscopa catoryctopsis (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Pachycera catoryctopsis)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with forking brown streaks radiating from the base. The hindwings are white. The wingspan of the moths is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Gomphoscopa,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), p. 184.


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    (written 7 January 2019)