(one synonym : Oecophora nexella Walker, 1864)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These caterpillars feed on
The adult moths are white with three brown stripes along each forewing. The hindwings are pearly pale brown, fading to white at the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 5.7, p. 228.
Catoryctis, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 217.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1861), p. 690, No. 77.
(written 6 June 2013, updated 7 January 2017)