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 pattern of light and dark brown 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.

The species has been reported in

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


    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)