Sorolopha cyclotoma Lower, 1901
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sorolopha cyclotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has a bold pattern of shades of brown on the forewings, including a prominent white-outlined dark brown circular spot near each wingtip. The hindwings are plain brown. The thorax has a hairy brown crest. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.9, p. 280.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 25 (1901), p. 74.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.


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    (updated 26 March 2012)