Whittenella peltosema (Lower, 1908)
(possible synonym : Acroclita confusa Turner, 1925)
ENARMONIINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Whittenella peltosema
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has pale grey forewings, each with an irregular dark brown area around the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. Each hindwing has a cusp along the inner margin. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia 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. 393-394.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Tortricina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 323.


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    (updated 19 September 2009)