Scolioplecta comptana (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Sciaphila comptana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scolioplecta comptana
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

This adult moth has wings that are dark brown, with various markings including two broad ragged white bars across each forewing. The hindwings are orange, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Scolioplecta comptana
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 353, No. 66.


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    (written 30 January 2017)