Clarana clarana Meyrick, 1881
(formerly known as Dichelia clarana)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Clarana clarana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has cream wings, with a dark costal patch on, and two broad dark marks across, each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    The genus of this species is controversial.


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 60-61.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 475-476, No. 7.


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    (updated 12 June 2010, 15 January 2017, 7 July 2019, 26 September 2020)