Lobesia peltophora (Meyrick, 1911)
(previously known as Steriphotis peltophora)
LOBESIINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lobesia peltophora
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These caterpillars have been found feeding on the flowers of:

  • Punk Tree ( Melaleuca quinquenervia, MYRTACEAE ).

    Lobesia peltophora
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The adult moth has forewings that are pale grey, with several irregular broken dark bands across each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    Lobesia peltophora
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 111-120.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), p. 259, No. 366.


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    (updated 19 August 2013)