Cryptophasa panleuca (Lower, 1901)
(previously known as Cryptophaga panleuca)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are white, sometimes with some faint brown shading or markings. There is a dark reddish mark on the back of the second abdominal segment. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa panleuca, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, August 28, 2010.


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    (written 4 November 2014)