Xyroptila Meyrick, 1908

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Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin%CITE{"Kovtunovich&Ustjuzhanin2006" occurance="1"}% revised the world fauna for this genus and described three additional species for Australia from specimens held in the Natural History Museum.

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Head, thorax, tegulae Light brown Reddish-brown Dark brown Brown Light brown
Labial palpi structure Almost three times longer than the diameter of the eye and pointed like elephant tusks Twice as long than the diameter of the eye, forward-pointing Long, 2-2.5 times longer than the diameter of the eye, and curved like elephant tusks 2-2.5 times longer than the diameter of the eye, tusk-like and curved upwards 2-2.5 times longer than the diameter of the eye, tusk-like and curved upwards
Labial palpi coloration 3rd section darker than the 2nd Brown at the extremity, white at the base, 3rd section darker than the 2nd Light-brown, Brown Light brown, darkening towards the apex
Antennae Dark brown Chequered, dark brown with greyish rings Chequered with rings of white and brown scales Dark brown Dark brown with regular patches of lighter scales
Forewing length 11 mm 13 mm 14-15 mm 10-11 mm 11mm
Forewing coloration Bright reddish-brown with yellow spots Bright reddish-brown with yellow spots and patches of white scales Mottled with brown and yellow-orange patches With a violet iridescence, mottled with brown and yellow-orange patches Light-brown with grey spots, with a light-coloured band at the apex of the 1st lobe and distal part of both lobes dark-brown
Hindwing coloration Plain reddish-brown Plain reddish-brown Brown Brown with a violet iridescence Plain light brown, with a light-coloured fringe
Third hindwing lobe          
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