(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)
These caterpillars have been found boring into the stems of
The adult moths have patchy pale brown forewings, each with a scattering of dark grey specks and spots, a white stripe along the basal part of the costa, and a vague pale submarginal arc. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
A. Jefferis Turner,
The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 4 (1898), p. 14, No. 30.
(written 06 December 2019)