Heliocosma anthodes Meyrick, 1910
HELIOCOSMA Group ,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heliocosma anthodes
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings, each with markings that include a white band with brown along one edge and pink along the other, and with pink along the wing margin and the costa. The legs, thorax, head and labial palps are all covered in pink hair. The hindwings are pale silvery brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in eastern Australia, including :

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 158-159, No. 26.


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    (written 23 April 2017)