(previously known as Cryptophaga pelodes)
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on
and have been suggested for control of this weed in Florida.
The adult moths 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 :
Further reading :
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
(written 4 November 2014, updated 12 July 2019)