(one synonym : Phricanthes macroura Lower, 1908)
PHRICANTHINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel H. Janzen)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on plants in DILLENIACEAE including:
The adult moths have pale grey or brown forewings, each with various markings including a broad white costa bounded by an irregular dark streak. The hindwings are pale brown, and have slightly recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in the tropics all around the world, including
as well as Australia in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Tortricina,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), pp. 322-323.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 345-346, No. 49.
(written 23 June 2019)