Procalyptis parooptera (Turner, 1925)
(formerly known as Capua parooptera)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Procalyptis parooptera
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on

  • Tropical Mangroves, ( Ceriops species, RHIZOPHORACEAE ).

    Procalyptis parooptera
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moths have chestnut brown forewings, each with some faint variable dark wiggly transverse lines. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. All four wings have slightly concave margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 48.


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    (written 24 June 2019)