Euphona decolorana (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Grapholita decolorana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euphona decolorana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The caterpillars of this species feed on dead Gum leaves ( Eucalyptus ) in leaf litter.

The adult moth has cream wings, with a complex brown pattern on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The pheromones of this species have been investigated.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 392-393, No. 160.


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    (updated 26 September 2009, 26 January 2017)