Tortricopsis semijunctella Walker, 1864
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tortricopsis semijunctella
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on

  • dead leaves of Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ), and
  • live flowers, leaves, and stems of Monterey Pine ( Pinus radiata, PINACEAE ).

    The adult moth has brown forewings with some black marks on the costas and some vague dark brown and orange makrs on the margins. The hindwings are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    Tortricopsis semijunctella
    (Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

    The species has been found in

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


    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. 24, 33, 237, 240, 241.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 777.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 18 January 2015)