Zelotypia

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Zelotypia
CSIRO ScienceImage 4789 The moth Zelotypia stacyi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hepialidae
Genus: Zelotypia
Scott, 1869
Species: Z. stacyi
Binomial name
Zelotypia stacyi
Scott, 1869[1]
Synonyms

Genus:

  • Xylopsyche Swainson, 1851

Species:

  • Xylopsyche stacyii Swainson, 1851
  • Xylopsyche stacyi Scott, 1865
  • Zelotypia stacyi Scott, 1869
  • Zelotypia sinuosa Olliff, 1887
  • Xylopsyche staceyi

Zelotypia is a monotypic moth genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is Z. stacyi, the bentwing ghost moth, which is only found in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. This is a very large species with a wingspan of up to 250 mm. The larva feeds and pupates in the trunks and branches of Eucalyptus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nielsen, E. S.; Robinson, G. S.; Wagner, D. L. (2000). "Ghost-moths of the world: A global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera)". Journal of Natural History. 34 (6): 823. doi:10.1080/002229300299282. 

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