Phricanthes asperana Meyrick, 1881
(one synonym : Polylopha elaphris Lower, 1908)
PHRICANTHINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phricanthes asperana
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Guinea Flowers ( Hibbertia species, DILLENIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have off-white forewings, with complex dark markings on the hind and marginal parts of each wing. The hindwings are pale brown, and have slightly recurved wingtips. The wingspan is from 1 to 2 cms.

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

    The species is found Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl 7.11, p. ?.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Tortricina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 319.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VI. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Number 3 (1881), pp. 636-637. No. 1.


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    (written 23 October 2019)