Compsotorna eccrita Turner, 1917
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has patchy brown forewings, each including a pale subcostal area, and a dark dumbbell near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Compsotorna,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, October 4, 2010.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological Gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), p. 97.


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    (written 7 January 2019)