Hylypnes leptosticta (Turner, 1947)
(formerly known as Cryptolechia leptosticta)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with arcs dark dots across the wing, and an arc of dark dots arlong the costa and margin. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Hylypnes,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 72 (1947), p. 158, No. 2289.


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    (written 7 January 2019)