Meritastis laganodes (Meyrick, 1910)
(previously known as Tortrix laganodes)
EPITYMBIINI ,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meritastis laganodes
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

The adult male moth of this species has forewings that are brown, each speckled with dark spots that group to form a vague dark transverse band. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), pp. 238-239, No. 184.


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    (written 26 January 2017)