Thymiatris cephalochra (Lower, 1894)
(previously known as Cryptophaga cephalochra)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are grey except for the head and first two abdominal segments which are pale brown. The moths have a wingspan about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The moths have some physical characters that are anomalous, and the species may be placed in another genus in due course.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Thymiatris, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Thursday, July 1, 2010.


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    (written 13 December 2014)