Rhopobota hortaria (Meyrick, 1911)
(previously known as Acroclyta hortaria)
EUCOSMINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhopobota hortaria
(Photo: courtesy of Todd Burrows, South Stradbroke Island)

These Caterpillars are yellow with a greenish tinge, and have a black head. They live in a shelter made from a rolled leaf of a foodplant. They have been found feeding on:

  • Celery Wood ( Polyscias elegans, ARALIACEAE ).

    Rhopobota hortaria
    (Photo: courtesy of Todd Burrows, South Stradbroke Island)

    The pupa is formed in a silk cocoon in the shelter.

    Rhopobota hortaria
    (Photo: courtesy of Todd Burrows, South Stradbroke Island)

    The adult moth of this species has forewings that have a brown pattern including a large irregular dark brown bar from the wingtip to the inner margin. The forewings each have a recurved apex. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), pp. 241-242, No. 336.


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    (updated 24 July 2011)