Epiphyas cosmota (Meyrick, 1887)
(one synonym is Acropolitis heliochares Lower, 1898) TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiphyas cosmota
female
(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 :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), pp. 1038-1039.


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    (written 22 January 2017)