Sycacantha exedra (Turner, 1916)
(possible synonym : Argyroploce irrorea Lower, 1916)
OLETHREUTINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sycacantha exedra
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has a complex pattern of shades of brown, on the forewings, which each have a prominent white spot. The hindwings are plain brown. The thorax has a hairy brown crest. The wingspan is about 1.8 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), pp. 532-533.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 102.


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    (updated 26 March 2012)