Homona mermerodes Meyrick, 1910
(one synonym : Capua myopolia Turner, 1945)
ARCHIPINI ,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Homona mermerodes
(Photo: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

This Caterpillar is yellow with a black head. It grows to a length of about 1.5 cms.

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

The adult moth has blotchy brown forewings, and plain brown hindwings. The wingspan of the male is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Jiri Hulcr, Scott E. Miller, Gregory P. Setliff, Karolyn Darrow, Nathaniel D. Mueller, Paul D. N. Hebert, George D. Weiblen,
    DNA barcoding confirms polyphagy in a generalist moth, Homona mermerodes (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Molecular Ecology Notes,
    Volume 7, Issue 4 (July 2007), pages 549557.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 213-214, No. 143.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 213.


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    (updated 24 July 2011)