Capua intractana (Walker, 1869)
(previously known as Sperchia intractana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Capua intractana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The caterpillar of this species has been found

  • in leaf litter eating dead Eucalyptus leaves, and
  • on Lemons.

    The adult moth has wings that are brown, with a pale area around the base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    Capua intractana
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • Norfolk Island,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia,

    and also lately in

  • New Zealand.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Heterocerous Lepidoptera,
    Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    E.W. Janson, London, 1869, p. 83, No. 41.


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    (updated 17 March 2011)