Epitymbia eudrosa (Turner, 1916)
(one synonym : Pyrgotis pyrrhocremna, Meyrick, 1922)
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epitymbia eudrosa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar feeds on dead leaves of Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus ).

Epitymbia eudrosa
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with broad dark brown diagonal band and a dark triangular mark on the costa. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The pheromones of this species have been identified.

The species occurs in :

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak & Ian F.B. Common,
    A Revision of the Australian Genus Epitymbia Meyrick, with Remarks on the Epitymbiini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Volume 33, Part 4 (1985), pp. 577-622.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 503.


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    (updated 7 November 2011)