(previously known as Argyroploce archimedias)
OLETHREUTINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species sometimes are a pest on:
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:
as well as in Australia in
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.
Volume 1, Part 2 (1912), p. 63.
(updated 11 October 2009)