Heliocosma incongruana (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Conchylis albidana Walker, 1864)
HELIOCOSMA Group,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heliocosma incongruana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have silvery white forewings with patches of raised brown scales. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in eastern Australia, including :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 363, No. 115.


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    (updated 2 December 2010)