Epitymbia alaudana Meyrick, 1881
(one synonym : Capua periopa Meyrick, 1910)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epitymbia alaudana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown with some pale patches including at the wingtips. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the margins and white at the costas. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The pheromones of this species have been elucidated.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 658-659, No. 1.


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    (updated 2 June 2011)