Epiphyas asthenopis (Lower, 1902)
(one synonym is Hyperxena zirophora Turner, 1916)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiphyas asthenopis
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Bruthen, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with several vague darker incomplete curved lines, and a broad broken pale line from base to margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Geometrina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 250.


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    (written 22 January 2017)