(previously known as Cryptophaga hyalinopa)
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The caterpillars of this species bore into the stems of Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE) including
The adult moth has pale pink forewings, with some black dots. The hindwings are part translucent white, and part black. The moth has a wingspan of about 5 cms. The legs are white with black joints.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Cryptophasa hyalinopa, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
(updated 25 May 2011)