Xylorycta ophiogramma Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are white with forewings that have a pattern of bent black lines, a fringe of golden hairs along the margin, and a dark brown line along the inner margin. The head is covered in golden hairs. The moths have a wingspan about 2 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Xylorycta ophiogramma, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 219.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 77.


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    (updated 16 May 2012)