Cryptophasa hyalinopa (Lower, 1901)
(previously known as Cryptophaga hyalinopa)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa hyalinopa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The caterpillars of this species bore into the stems of Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE) including

  • Poplar Gum ( Eucalyptus platyphylla ).

    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 :

  • Queensland, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa hyalinopa, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, September 15, 2010.


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    (updated 25 May 2011)