Cryptophasa argyrias Turner, 1906
♀ - Qld, Stannary Hills, F.P. Dodd leg. (ANIC). [AMO].
♂ - Qld, Kuranda, 1. Dec. 1906, F.P. Dodd leg. (ANIC). [AMO].
♀ - Qld, Kuranda, A. Sundholm leg. (LWC). [AMO].
Cryptophasa argyrias Turner, 1906. New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30: 118–142 . Holotype BMNH ♂, Kuranda, Qld.
Cryptophasa argyrias Turner, 1906. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM .
Cryptophasa argyrias Turner, 1906. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/XYLORYCTINAE [accessed 18 June 2010].
Original description, Turner 1906
Cryptophasa argyrias, n. sp.
Female, 60 mm. Head ochreous; face ochreous, whitish in centre. Palpi dark-fuscous, with some pale ochreous scales; posteriorly pale ochreous. Antennae pale grey; pectinations in male moderate (3~½) . Thorax silvery-white; tegulae pale-ochreous; patagia forming loose spreading hairlike tufts, pale ochreous, mixed with fuscous. Abdomen dark-fuscous; first and second segments pale ochreous; third segment suffused with reddish-ochreous; terminal segment ochreous. Legs dark-fuscous; coxae, small posterior tufts on anterior tibiae, and obscure tarsal annulations ochreous. Forewings elongate-oblong, costa gently arched, apex rounded, termen rounded, scarcely oblique; shining silvery white; a dark-fuscous line along costal and terminal edge, broader on latter; cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings ochreous-whitish-grey; terminal edge fuscous; cilia pale ochreous, with a basal fuscous line.
Type in CoIl., Walsingham.
N.Q., Kuranda, in January; one female and a mutilated male received from Mr. F. P. Dodd.
Flight period: December.
Distribution: Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).