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Endoxyla lituratus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Cossidae
Scientific name  Endoxyla lituratus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Endoxyla
Rank  Species
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Similar  Endoxyla encalypti, Endoxyla, Endoxyla leucomochla, Cossidae, Cossus cossus

Endoxyla lituratus is a moth of the Cossidae family. It is known from all of Australia.

The wingspan is about 70 mm. Adults have a streaky speckled fawn pattern on their wings. The abdomen is banded in brown and grey.

The larvae bore through the wood of Acacia species, making a honeycomb like structure of tunnels. Pupation takes place in this borehole. The life cycle can take up to four years.


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