Amboyna diapella Common, 1965
TORTRICINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with variable dark patches, sometimes including a small patch at the base, a patch on the hind margin, and a larger patch along the costa. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the margins. The hindwings have concave margins. The head and thorax are dark brown, and the abdomen is yellow shading to dark brown at the tip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    A revision of the Australian Tortricini, Schoenotenini, and Chlidanotini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae),
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Volume 13 (1965) pp. 613-726.


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    (written 13 June 2019)