(one synonym is Acropolitis heliochares Lower, 1898)
EPITYMBIINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)
The adult female moth of this species has spotty off-white forewings, each with several variable dark brown irregular oblique markings. The females' hindwings are brown, each with an off-white stripe along the costa.
The male moths have forewings that have a yellow basal half and a dark brown marginal half. The males' hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
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.
Revision of Australian Tortricina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), pp. 1038-1039.
(written 22 January 2017, updated 8 July 2019, 26 September 2020)