Acropolitis excelsa Meyrick, 1910
(one synonym : Acropolitis xuthobapta, Turner, 1945)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acropolitis excelsa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This caterpillar has been found feeding on:

  • Manna Gum ( Eucalyptus viminalis, MYRTACEAE )

    The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, with a complex pattern on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 172-173, No. 49.


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    (updated 4 June 2010)