Acropolitis canana (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Tortrix canana)
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acropolitis canana
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species are pale brown, with a complex pattern including some sparse orange markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown, darkening towards the margins. there are some long red scales behind the thorax. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 331, No. 55.


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    (written 24 November 2014)