Cryptophasa porphyritis Turner, 1906
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown wings, and a pale head and prothorax. The forewings each have a pale submarginal band.

The species occurs in the north of Australia including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa porphyritis, 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 15 January 2011)