OLETHREUTINI , OLETHREUTINAE , TORTRICIDAE , TORTRICOIDEA
(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:
and in Australia in
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.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.
(updated 26 March 2012)