Xyrosaris dryopa Meyrick, 1907
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings with some dark speckles. The hindwings are translucent with brown edges. The antennae are longer than the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32, Part 4 (1907), p. 72, No. 93.


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    (written 2 April 2019)