Cryptophasa platypedimela (Lower, 1894)
(previously known as Cryptophaga platypedimela)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa platypedimela
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, with dark bands across the margin, the middle, and the base. The hindwings are plain yellow.

The species occurs in the north of Australia including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa platypedimela,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, August 28, 2010.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 218.


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    (updated 17 January 2011)