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Cryptophasa molaris

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Xyloryctidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cryptophasa

Cryptophasa molaris is a moth in the Xyloryctidae family. It was described by Lucas in 1900. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from New South Wales and Queensland.

The wingspan is 29-36 mm. The forewings are fuscous drab, freely marked with black and grey. There are interrupted fine lines of white along half to three-fourths of the costa and the costal half of the wing is irregularly diffused with rich black, the inner half and base of the wing is freely irrorated with white, this white arches toward the costa at the base, and extends as a line to near the costa just before the apex. There is also a subterminal band of ground colour, bordered by a terminal line of light black dots. The hindwings are fuscous drab.

References

Cryptophasa molaris Wikipedia


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