Xyrosaris acroxutha Turner, 1923
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Xyrosaris acroxutha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a pale patch in the middle and another on the hind-margin by the base, and some dark spots on the costa and along the margin. The hindwings are translucent with brown edges. The antennae are about as long than the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The moth is similar to that of Xyrosaris dryopa, but the palpi are different.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 168.


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    (written 3 April 2019)