Gnathmocerodes euplectra (Lower, 1908)
(previously known as Totrix euplectra)
OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gnathmocerodes euplectra
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on the fruit of:

  • Cocky Apple ( Planchonia careya, LECYTHIDACEAE ).

    The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown with complex markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The moth has a crest of scales on the thorax. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae).,
    1973, Brill (Leiden). pp. 29, 32, 533.

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera series. Vol. 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 123-124.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Tortricina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 322.


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    (updated 1 June 2011)