Euphona decolorana (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Grapholita decolorana)
EPITYMBIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.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 complex brown patterns edged with black on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The pheromones of this species have been investigated.

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

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, 8 July 2019)