Ancylis artifica (Meyrick, 1911)
(formerly known as Palaeobia artifica)
ENARMONIINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ancylis artifica
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Red Ash ( Alphitonia excelsa, RHAMNACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings each with various markings including a broad pale sinuous band from base along to the middle of the costa and across to the middle of the hind margin and on to the tornus. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

    The species occurs in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 233, 235.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 33 (1911), p. 237, No. 323.


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    (written 11 October 2018)