Ericodesma leptosticha (Turner, 1916)
(formerly known as Epichorista leptosticha)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ericodesma leptosticha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings, each with white markings that include a stripe along the costa, and smaller stripe from the middle to the margin. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The hindwings have recurved margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 516.


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    (written 17 June 2019)