Carposina taractis Meyrick, 1910
CARPOSINIDAE,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of thhe Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with various brown markings and black spots, including two large vague incomplete brown circles, and rows of black dots along the costa and the margin. The hindwings are off-white with dark tips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 147-148, No. 9.


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    (written 2 June 2019)