Epiphyas aulacana (Meyrick, 1891)
( one synonym is Tortrix echinitis Meyrick, 1910)
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Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiphyas aulacana
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald,Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with a bold pattern of darker lines. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Epiphyas aulacana
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. V. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Number 3 (1881), pp. 513-514, No. 4.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 249, No. 204.


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    (written 25 September 2019)