Technitis desmotana (Meyrick, 1881)
(formerly known as Cacoecia desmotana)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Susan Wishart, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth is white with six partly joined dark brown bands across each forewing. the hindwings are dull yellow. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. V. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 506-507, No. 23.


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    (written 27 March 2018)