(one synonym : Cryptophasa sarcoxantha Meyrick, 1937)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The caterpillar of this species bores into the stems of:
but actually feeds on the phyllodes.
The adult moth usually has pale rusty red forewings, often with vague dark or pale patches. The moth has plain yellow or orange hindwings. It has a wingspan of about 5 cms.
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 6.2, p. 230.
Cryptophasa rubescens, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Wednesday, August 18, 2010.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
(updated 26 October 2010, 24 March 2017)