(formerly known as Conchylis fuscicepsana)
EPITYMBIINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with with brown speckles and three sometimes incomplete brown bands. The palps are yellow and the head is dark brown. The thorax is yellow edged with dark brown The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
The genus of this moth is controversial. The Checklist lists the genera Cochylis Treitschke, 1829, and Conchylis Sodoffsky, 1837, as synonyms. Thus Cochylis is the senior synonym. However: Walker, 1863, used the junior name Conchylis. The Checklist also suggested placing this species its own genus as Fuscicepsana fuscicepsana, which is how we list it here.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), p. 364, No. 118.
(written 12 October 2017, updated 6 July 2019, 21 January 2020)