Choreutis sycopola (Meyrick, 1880)
(one synonym is Simaethis pyrrhoclista Meyrick, 1922)
CHOREUTINAE,   CHOREUTIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Choreutis sycopola
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adults of this species have forewings with a complex pattern of orange, brown, white and grey. The hindwings are a plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IV Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Number 2 (1880), p. 211.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1922), p. 486.


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    (written 7 September 2018)