Conchylis amoenana Walker, 1863
(one synonym is Conchylis galbana Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Technitis Group
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Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Conchylis amoenana
(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.

Conchylis amoenana
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

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

    The genus of this moth is controversial.

    Conchylis amoenana
    male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Conchylis galbana
    ,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1874), Tafel CL, Fig. 29,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading

    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.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 366-367, No. 123.


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    (written 7 December 2018)