Cryptoptila crypsilopha (Turner, 1925)
(previously known as Tortrix crypsilopha) ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cryptoptila crypsilopha
(Photo: courtesy of David Mules, Genoa, Victoria)

The moths have a variable pattern of light and dark brown, grey, and orange patches on the forewings. The hindwings are grey, each with a tuft of scales on the costa. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Cryptoptila crypsilopha
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Lamington National Park, Queensland)

The species has been reported in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 50.


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    (written 8 November 2017, updated 28 May 2019)