Statherotis pendulata (Meyrick, 1911)
(one synonym: Argyroploce toxosema Turner, 1946)
OLETHREUTINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Statherotis pendulata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has pale brown wings, with a large dark crescent starting on the costa and ending at the wingtip of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), pp. 279-280, No. 407.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) Part II,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 70 (1946), p. 216.


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    (written 13 October 2018)