Timber Moths.   They do not have the close association with eucalyptus leaves that the oecophorin do. The larva feed on a variety of plant families. Most feed on trees and woody shrubs, but some feed on lichens.     [n Aust. species]   Xyloryctine Moths of Australia

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.

Catoryctis subparallela

Crypsicharis enthetica

Cryptophasa albacosta

Cryptophasa sp. GC20

Cryptophasa sp. ANIC73 Cryptophasa sp. ANIC74

Cryptophasa delocentra

Cryptophasa irrorata


Cryptophasa irrorata (male and female)

Cryptophasa lasiocosma

Cryptophasa opalina Cryptophasa panleuca

Cryptophasa phycicoides

Cryptophasa platypedimela

Cryptophasa russata

Cryptophasa russata


Cryptophasa tecta

Cryptophasa themerodes

Illidgea sp. ANIC12

Illigea sp. ANIC4

Illidgea sp. ANIC24

Iulactis sp. ANIC4 Iulactis sp. GC3 Iulactis sp. ANIC5
Leistarcha amphigramma Lichenaula appropinquans Lichenaula callispora Lichenaula lambda

Maroga melanastigma

Maroga setiotrichia

Pilostibes sp. ANIC1 Plectophila sp. ANIC8

Plectophila eucrines

Plectophila thrasycosma

Telecrates basileia Thymiatris allocrossa

Tymbophora peltastis

Uzucha humeralis

Xylorycta sp. ANIC42 Xylorycta austera

Xylorycta sp. GC1

Xylorycta sp. GC3

Xylorycta sp. GC6 Xylorycta ophiogramma
XyloryctidGC sp. 1 Zauclophora pelodes    






Insects of Australia (Chapter 41: Lepidoptera)

E.S. Nielson and I.F.B. Common

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.



Moths of Australia

Ian F.B. Common

Melbourne University Press, 1990