Cnecidophora ochroptila (Meyrick, 1911)
(one synonym is Argyroploce nephobola Turner, 1946)
OLETHREUTINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cnecidophora ochroptila
repaired digitally
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Cnephasia ochroptila)

The adult moths have pale speckled brown forewings, each with a long dark patchy triangle along the length of the costa, projecting halfway across the wing. The hindwings are pale brown. The hindwings each have a slight recurve in the shape of the margin. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 30, 89-93.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 279, No. 265.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Part II,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 70 (1946), p. 217.


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    (written 24 April 2019)