Cryptophasa tecta (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(previously known as Pilostibes tecta)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have greyish forewings, each with three prominent black spots. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Cryptophasa tecta, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Tuesday, August 17, 2010.


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    (written 30 September 2012)