Glyphidoptera insignana (Meyrick, 1881)
(previously known as Pyrgotis insignana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glyphidoptera insignana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on various plants in MYRTACEAE, including:

  • Eucalyptus species, and
  • Syncarpia species.

    The adult moth has brown forewings, with a scattering of reddish spots with white outlines. There are two large such spots on the inner margin, one near the middle, and one at the base of each forewing. In its natural resting position each of these spots appears to join up with the corresponding spot on the other forewing. The spots at the forewing bases have a set of erectable scales. The hindwings are plain pale brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 440-441, No. 1.


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    (updated 5 April 2011)