Adoxophyes fasciculana (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Capua epipepla Lower, 1908)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Adoxophyes fasciculana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species are green with a pale brown head. The caterpillars feed on

  • Coconut Palms ( Cocos nucifera ARECACEAE ).

    The adult moth has forewings that have slightly recurved costa. The forewings are pale brown with irregular variable broad dark brown bands across them. The hindwings are plain pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in Asia and the south Pacific,, for example in

  • India,
  • Moluccas,
  • Vietnam,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1785.


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    (updated 11 October 2012)