Choreutis ophiosema (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as Simaethis ophiosema)
CHOREUTINAE ,   CHOREUTIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adults of this species have forewings and hindwings that have a complex pattern of orange and brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Japan, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), pp. 167-168.


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    (updated 25 October 2008)