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Xyloryctine Moth

Cryptophasa rubescens


About 20 mm long this moth had pale yellow wings with hints of copper. Wings were tented, giving the body a wedge shape. The head and thorax were almost white and the paleness continued along the costa. Feathery antennae stretched out and were almost two-thirds the body length.


Attracted to lights, this moth flew in from the garden.
Occurrence record:


Caterpillars feed on phyllodes of Wattle.
My thanks to Graeme Cocks for information leading to the ID.
Family: Oecophoridae
Subfamily: Xylorychtinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2016
Submitted on Jan 3, 2016

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