Symphygas nephaula (Meyrick, 1910)
(formerly known as Tortrix nephaula)
CNEPHASIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have speckled brown forewings, each crossed by two broad darker bands, and with a dark wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. All four wings have recurved margins. The labial palps are as long as the head. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 251, No. 210.


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    (written 27 June 2019)