Loboschiza koenigiana (Fabricius, 1775)
Leaf Webber
(erroneously : Rhadinoscolops koenigana)
ENARMONIINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Loboschiza koenigiana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These caterpillars are an occasional pest on:

  • Neem Trees ( Azadirachta indica, MELIACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a broad brown margin, and are covered in irregular bright orange lines and spots.

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

    The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:

  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Johan Christian Fabricius,
    Historiae Natvralis Favtoribvs,
    Systema Entomologiae,
    Flensburgi et Lipsiae (1775), p. 653, No. 47.

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


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    (updated 12 February 2010)