Sorolopha archimedias (Meyrick, 1912)
(previously known as Argyroploce archimedias)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sorolopha archimedias
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species sometimes are a pest on:

  • Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum verum, LAURACEAE )
  • Camphor Laurel ( Cinnamomum camphora, LAURACEAE ) and
  • Cloves ( Syzygium aromaticum, MYRTACEAE ).

    The caterpillars live in a silken web, spun between the leaves of a foodplant.

    The adult moth has brown forewings with a pale area at each wingtip with a white outline containing a large brown spot, and a white outlined brown area of erect scales at the back of the thorax. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs across south-east Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    Sorolophae,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    1973, Brill (Leiden). p. 50.

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 93-98.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Tortricidae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 2 (1912), p. 63.


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    (updated 11 October 2009)