Sobriana ophiodesma (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Cacaecia ophiodesma)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sobriana ophiodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moth has pale brown forewings with bold dark brown markings. The hindwings are pale brown with some darker spots. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Geometrina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 251.


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    (written 27 December 2019)