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Philarista porphyrinella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Xyloryctidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Species
Genus  Philarista Meyrick, 1917

Philarista porphyrinella is a moth of the Xyloryctidae family. It is found from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales, where it occurs both inland and near the coast.

The wingspan is about 32 mm. The forewings are creamy-ochreous with a purplish dark grey band from the costal half of the base of wing. The hindwings are yellow-ochreous, the hindmargin black with short fine transverse black lines.

Larvae have been recorded tunnelling the stems of Exocarpos cupressiformis.

References

Philarista porphyrinella Wikipedia


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