(formerly known as Sciaphila comptana)
PHRICANTHINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)
This adult moth has wings that are dark brown, with various markings including several vague broad ragged white bars across each forewing. The hindwings are orange, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
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), p. 60.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), p. 353, No. 66.
(written 30 January 2017, updated 9 July 2019, 26 September 2020)