(one synonym is Conchylis galbana Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
ARCHIPINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of JohnBundock, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has black forewings that each with six partly broken white bands. The hindwings are pale yellow with dark wingtips. The head is yellow, and the thorax is black. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
The genus of this moth is controversial.
Baron Cajetan & Rudolf Felder,
Zoologischer Theil, Heterocera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859,
Part 9, Band 2, Abtheilung 2, Part 3 (1874), p. 7, and also Plate 140, fig. 29.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 366-367, No. 123.
(written 7 December 2018)