Ophiorrhabda mormopa (Meyrick, 1906)
(also known as Lasiognatha mormopa)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ophiorrhabda mormopa
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species live in a shelter consisting of a rolled leaf. They are thought to feed on galls and fruit of trees in MYRTACEAE including

  • Rose Apple ( Syzygium jambos ).

    The adult moth has forewings that are patchy grey-brown each having a faint pattern of dots and squiggles, with a large irregular dark brown spot near the base. The hindwings are plain brown.

    The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • Papua,
  • Philippines,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    Brill, Leiden, Nederlands (1973), pp. 430-431, 515, 528.

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 129-134.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Indian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 17 (1906), p. 136.


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    (written 6 February 2015)