(also known as Lasiognatha mormopa)
OLETHREUTINI , OLETHREUTINAE , TORTRICIDAE , TORTRICOIDEA
(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
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
and in Australia in:
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.
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 17 (1906), p. 136.
(written 6 February 2015)