Chalarotona intabescens Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chalarotona intabescens
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has forewings which can vary in colour from white through yellow to pale brown. The forewings sometimes each have a vague dark spot by the tornus. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.5.

    Ian McMillan,
    Chalarotona,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Sunday, October 10, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 65, No. 67.


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    (written 1 January 2019)