Acropolitis magnana (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Tortrix magnana)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a pattern including a dark triangle near the middle of the wing which has two dark edges, sandwiched between two pale patches. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker at the wingtips. The hindwing margins are slightly recurved. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 330, No. 53.


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    (written 16 June 2019)