Laspeyresia hilaris Turner, 1916
(also known as Anthozela hilaris)
OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Laspeyresia hilaris
photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has forewings that have a yellow basal half containing black spots, and a blue-black marginal half containing a sinuous red pattern. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 241-242.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 536.


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    (updated 19 November 2012)