Xylorycta chrysomela Lower, 1897
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has a bold pattern in dark brown and white on the forewings, The hindwings are pale orange with a vague brown submarginal band. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Xylorycta chrysomela, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 219.


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    (updated 20 November 2011)