(previously known as Cryptophaga epadelpha)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species bores into the stems of
feeding on the wood and the bark.
The male and female adult moths are different.
The male has white forewings and grey hindwings. The forewings are edged with black dots. He has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
Both forewings and hindwings of the female are white, both having a black dots around the margin. She has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 230.
Cryptophasa epadelpha, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Thursday, September 16, 2010.
(updated 26 May 2011)