Cryptophasa insana (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Tortrix insana)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa insana
female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Tortrix insana
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXL, fig. 33,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has white or yellow forewings, crossed be several black zizag lines. The hindwings are white or yellow, with black margins.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologisher Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 19, and also Plate 140, fig. 33.

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


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    (updated 25 May 2011)