Gynnidomorpha mesoxutha Turner, 1916
(one synonym : Phalonia mellita Meyrick, 1916)
COCHYLINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gynnidomorpha mesoxutha
(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

  • India,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as Australia in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    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.


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    (written 20 June 2019)