Xyloryctidae - Uncovering Gondwana

Xyloryctidae is one of the families within the Gelechioidea superfamily. Most genera are found in the Indo-Australian region. Many are tiny but some are giants among the micro moths with wingspans up to 66 mm. They are variously described as 'hermit moths' or 'timber moths' The larvae either burrow into branches, flower heads or under bark of trees, or feed on lichens. They share a common ancestry with Oecophoridae.

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