Adoxophyes epipepla (Lower, 1908)
(formerly known as Capua epipepla)
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Adoxophyes epipepla
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland, listed as Adoxophyes fasciculana)

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The adult moth of this species has forewings that each have a slightly recurved costa. The forewings are pale brown with irregular variable broad dark brown bands across them. The hindwings are plain pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Solomons,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    Some taxonomists treat Adoxophyes epipepla as a synonym of Adoxophyes fasciculana (Walker, 1866) which occurs over much of south-east Asia.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Tortricina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 318.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 213.


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    (updated 11 October 2012, 31 March 2016)