(one synonym : Phloeophorba codonoptera, Turner, 1898)
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species are dimorphic. The male has white forewings, each with a black and white spot in the middle. The female has brown forewings, each with a black and white spot in the middle. The hindwings are yellow. The forewing wingtips are pointed. The male has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The female is darker than the male, and has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Eschatura, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 218.
(updated 17 January 2011, 17 December 2016, 10 July 2019, 11 September 2020)