Cryptophasa gypsomera (Lower, 1903)
(previously known as Cryptophaga gypsomera)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa gypsomera
(Photo: courtesy of David Mules, Narracan, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings. The hindwings are grey, fading at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 70.


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    (written 27 October 2017)