Sorolopha elaeodes (Lower, 1908)
(previously known as Acanthosophyspoda elaeodes)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sorolopha elaeodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that each have a complex greenish brown pattern, including a large irregular dark spot near the margin, and a dark band across the middle. The green hue appears to fade in older specimens. The hindwings are plain brown.

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    Sorolophae,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    1973, Brill (Leiden). pp. 47-69, 551,553

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 93-98.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.


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    (updated 26 March 2012)