Cryptophasa delocentra (Meyrick, 1890)
(previously known as Cryptophaga delocentra)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The male adult moths of this species are grey with three prominent black dots on each forewing, a row of black dots around the tip and margin of every wing. and an orange head and prothorax. The females are white, with one orange and several dark grey abdominal segments. The moths have a wingspan about 2.5 cms.


female just warming up
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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


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    (updated 1 September 2008, 6 October 2016)