Cryptophasa russata Butler, 1877
(previously known as Nycterobius russata)
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 rusty red forewings, and yellow hindwings. It has a wingspan of about 5 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and the north of Australia including

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa russata, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

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


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    (updated 4 December 2004, 17 April 2013)