Cryptophasa opalina (Turner, 1900)
(previously known as Cryptophaga opalina)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have black and white patches on each forewing. The hindwings are fawn fading to white at the base.

The species is found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, plate 6.10, p. 230.

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa opalina, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Monday, August 30, 2010.


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    (updated 23 August 2008)