Exeristeboda exeristis Meyrick, 1910
(one synonym : Eboda chlorocosma Turner, 1925)
TORTRICINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Exeristeboda exeristis
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Rose Gum ( Eucalyptus grandis, MYRTACEAE ).

    The caterpillars live and feed in a shelter made of leaves of their host plant joined with silk.

    Exeristeboda exeristis
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moth of this species has peculiar brown forewings, each with a large green patch by the base along the costa, an erect brown tuft of scales on the costa, and a bi-concave costa and concave hind-margin. The green colour fades to brown in old specimens. The hindwings are yellowish-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Exeristeboda exeristis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 278, plate 7.12.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 290-291, No. 285.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 53.


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    (written 17 June 2019, updated 21 October 2019)