Statherotis euryphaea (Turner, 1916)
(one synonym is Eucosma leuconephela Turner, 1946)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Statherotis euryphaea
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Candle Flowers ( Banksia species, PROTEACEAE ).

    The caterpillars live in a shelter constructed by binding together leaves on the end of a branch with silk.

    The adult moths have forewings each with a large area along the costa that is dark brown, and the rest of the forewing is pale brown, paler along the margin, and with a row of dark dots along the inner margin. The dark area contains variable black markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera series. Vol. 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 193-196.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), pp. 530-531.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) Part II,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 70 (1946), p. 205.


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    (written 21 January 2013, updated 3 February 2017)