Cacoecia mnemosynana Meyrick, 1881
(one synonym : Cacoecia jugicolana Meyrick, 1881)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

This Caterpillar was found in Sydney feeding on :

  • Veldt Daisies ( Dimorphotheca ecklonis, ASTERACEAE ).


    (Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

    The adult moth is a blotchy brown colour, and has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


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

    The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    oops: lost its abdomen
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. V. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 504-505, No. 20.


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    (updated 2 September 2008, 14 June 2018)