Zauclophora pelodes Turner, 1900
(previously known as Cryptophaga pelodes)
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 brown forewings each with vague white sploches, and a narrow sinuous white submarginal band. The hindwings are pale brown fading towards the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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


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    (written 4 November 2014)