Acropolitis hedista (Turner, 1916)
(one synonym : Acropolitis lichenica, Turner, 1925)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acropolitis hedista
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Lamington National Park, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, with a complex pattern on each forewing, including a vague irregular broad greenish-brown band across the middle ending in an orangish patch on the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale grey, shading darker at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 200.


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    (written 22 April 2019)