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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:1d5211e7-c146-4107-b837-c73629c7a920

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Endoxyla leucomochla
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Online resources

Australian Moths Online
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Gaia Guide
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Large white grub that turns into a fat grey moth.
Description : A large creamy-white cylindrical grub (larva) with a dark head and thorax, and strong mandibles. Transforms into a large stout grey moth with long narrow wings with white dusting, and with reduced mouthparts. The forewings have a broad white stripe along their length, which may distinguish it from related species. However, this stripe and the other coloured scales on the wings are easily abraded away. Adult female wingspan 16 cm; males smaller. Mature larvae length 7 cm.
Biology : Larvae live in the roots of Acacia shrubs, where they eat wood as they burrow through the roots. This may be at a depth of 60 cm or more below the soil surface. Mature larvae come near to the surface to pupate to make it easy for the adult moth to escape. Adults do not feed and are poor fliers, especially the females, which may be more inclined to crawl.
Habitat: Open habitats with witjuti bushes (certain Acacia species).
Native status: Native to Australia
Maximum size (cm): 16
Diet: Herbivore
Dangerous: Harmless.
Colours: White, brown
Distribution: Central Australia.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Graham Brown / Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Endoxyla leucomochla

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Xyleutes leucomochla Turner, 1915 Turner, 1915 Turner, 1915
Published in: Turner, A.J. 1915. Studies in Australian Lepidoptera. Proc. R. Soc. Qld Vol. 27 pp. 11-57

Common Names

Common name Source
Witjuti Grub
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
LEPIDOPTERA
zoological_division
DITRYSIA
superfamily
COSSOIDEA
family
COSSIDAE
subfamily
ZEUZERINAE
genus
Endoxyla
species
Endoxyla leucomochla  Recorded in Australia

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