(one synonym is Idiomorpha reticulata Turner, 1946)
MICROCORSINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Greenleigh, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the fruits of
The adult moth has patchy dark brown forewings, each with an especially darker patch in the middle by a tiny white spot. A dorsal tuft of dark scales can be erected on the metathorax. The hindwings are uniformly brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.7, p. 279.
Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 29, 70-73.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera),
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 69 (1945), p. 65.
(written 24 April 2019, updated 7 October 2023)