Temnolopha mosaica Lower, 1901
(possible synonym : Cydia clydonias Meyrick, 1907)
OLETHREUTINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Temnolopha mosaica
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown wings with swirly dark markings on the forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Temnolopha mosaica
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including

  • Cambodia,
  • Java,
  • Philippines,
  • Sri Lanka, and
  • Thailand

    and also Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland
    .


    Further reading:

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    Neopotamiae,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    1973, Brill (Leiden). pp. 320-323.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 25 (1901), pp. 72-73.


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    (written 17 October 2012)