Taeniarchis catenata (Meyrick, 1910)
(one synonym is Eucosma ochrotorna Turner, 1946)
CNEPHASIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have patchy brown forewings, each with a dark area at the base, an irregular curved dark band across the middle, and a dark arc across the wingtip. The hindwings are off-white, each darkening toward the wingtip and the tornus, and crossed by faint wiggly brown arcs. All four wings have recurved margins. The labial palps are as long as the head. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 272-273, No. 253.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Part II,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 70 (1946), pp. 205-206.


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    (written 27 June 2019)