XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These caterpillars bore into and feed on
The adult moths are white with six brown stripes along each forewing. The hindwings are pearly pale brown, fading to white at the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Catoryctis, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.
Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 13 (1890), p. 43, No. 31.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 217.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 77.
(written 19 December 2012)