(formerly known as Cryptophaga nigricincta)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found boring into the stems of
The female adult moths have white forewings each with three black dots near the middle. The hindwings are white. There is a row of black dots around the tip and margin of every wing. The head and some hairs on the thorax are yellow, the rest of the thorax white, and the abdomen has black and white bands. The females have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The male moths are brown, with the same black dots as the female. The males have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday September 10, 2010.
A. Jefferis Turner,
The Xyloryctidae of Queensland.,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 4 (1898), pp. 9-10, No. 16.
(written 18 December 2018)