Iulactis semifusca Meyrick, 1918
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a number of variable white markings, particularly around the wingtips and along the margins, and a broad white streak along the middle of each forewing. The white markings can be all fused together, leaving a vestigial pattern of bold brown markings. The hindwings are white, sometimes shading to brown at the margins. The wingtips of all four wings are pointed and slightly recurved.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Iulactis, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, July 28, 2010.


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    (written 10 November 2014)