(erroneously : Cryptophaga pultenaeae)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
Pl. 13, Lewin 1805, pre-publication print,
Courtesy of the State Library of NSW.
The Caterpillar of this species has been found boring into various plants :
The male and female adult moths are different.
The female moth has white wings with a number of dark dots near the middle of each forewing, and a row of dark dots along each margin.
The males have similar forewings, but the hindwings are black. The adult moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 23.14, p. 230.
Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Cryptophasa pultenae, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, August 27, 2010.
(updated 4 December 2004, 17 April 2013)