(one synonym : Phalonia mellita Meyrick, 1916)
COCHYLINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each crossed by three broken dark yellow bands, and variable dark markings on the central band, and on the costa. The hindwings are off-white with grey veins. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including
as well as Australia in
Further reading :
Sri Lanka, India and Australia,
Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
Volume 52 (1916), pp. 277-278.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 40 (1916), p. 518.
(written 20 June 2019)