Oxysemaphora notialis Horak, 2006
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxysemaphora notialis
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)

The caterpillars of this species live in rolled leaf shelters on their foodplant. The caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Brush Muttonwood ( Rapanea howittiana, PRIMULACEAE ), and
  • Common Acronychia ( Acronychia oblongifolia, RUTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings that each have a complex brown pattern including a small white tick near the middle. The males and females have slightly different forewing patterns. The hindwings are plain brown, fading toward the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera series. Vol. 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 1, 83-88.


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    (written 21 January 2013)