Tortricopsis euryphanella (Meyrick, 1883)
(previously known as Palparia euryphanella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tortricopsis euryphanella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has brown forewings with dark indistinct submarginal bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms. In its natural posture, the moth is inclined to sit with a crease in each of its forewings.

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 237, 241.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 427, 435.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)