(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found boring into the stems of
The adult moths have speckled brown forewings, each with dark markings at the base, a vague oblique dark line across the middle, and a dark area around the wingtip and margin. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Wednesday, July 14, 2010.
A. Jefferis Turner,
The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 4 (1898), p. 18, No.48
(written 16 January 2019, updated 10 September 2020)