(previously known as Xylorycta pentachroa)
photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult female moths of this species have pale forewings, each with several irregular small brown rings in the middle. Their hindwings are off-white with broad dark margins. The males have brown forewings, with irregular black rings. The hindwings of the males are yellow with broad black margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in Australia, having been found in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 217.
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.
(updated 1 June 2012, 11 November 2014, 10 September 2020)