Thrincophora lignigerana (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Acropolitis tetrica, Turner, 1916)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thrincophora lignigerana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This Caterpillar was found feeding on:

  • Spotted Gum ( Corymba maculata, MYRTACEAE )

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

    The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with an irregular dark brown mark in the middle, and a group of dark parallel stripes near the margin. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 64.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 380-381, No. 81.


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    (updated 6 June 2010, 9 July 2019, 8 October 2019, 25 October 2020)