Trymalitis optima Meyrick, 1911
(erroneously known as Trymaltis optima)
CHLIDANOTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trymalitis optima
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown, with brown-edged orange spots at the wingtip, the costa, and in the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The labial palps and the legs are very furry. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Trymalitis optima
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.17, p. 277.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), pp. 294-295, No. 439.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 220.


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    (updated 26 March 2012)