Cryptophasa lasiocosma (T.P. Lucas, 1908)
(previously known as Cryptophaga lasiocosma)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are white with four black dots on each forewing. The thorax also has a black mark. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa lasiocosma, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, September 11, 2010.


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    (written 30 September 2012)