Xylorycta parabolella (Walker, 1864)
(formerly known as Oecophora parabolella)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Mt. Field, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have shiny white forewings, each with a brown loop running around the whole wing close to the edges. The hindwings are a shiny pale grey or brown. The prothorax is brown, and the meso- and meta-thorax are white with dark sides. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

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


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    (written 12 January 2020)