Cryptophasa xylomima Turner, 1906
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptophasa xylomima
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has grey forewings, each with a black dot in the middle. The hindwings are yellow. In its resting posture: the moth wraps its wings around its body.

The species occurs in Queensland.


Further reading :

Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 6.11, p. 230.

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

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

Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 77.


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(updated 26 October 2010)