Dichelopa panoplana (Meyrick, 1881)
(previously known as Dichelia panoplana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichelopa panoplana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These caterpillars live in a rolled up leaf of their foodplant. They have been found feeding on

  • Sticky Hopbush ( Dodonaea viscosa, SAPINDACEAE ).

    The adult moth has speckled brown forewings with a vague stripe across each one, and plain brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 480-481, No. 13.


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    (updated 29 July 2011)