Acroceuthes metaxanthana (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Carpocapsa trajectana, Walker, 1864)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acroceuthes metaxanthana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This caterpillar was found feeding on:

  • Cranesbill ( Geranium species, GERANIACEAE )

    The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, with a broad dark brown arc centred on the tornus of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 315, No. 22.


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    (updated 4 June 2010)