Polylopha phaeolopha (Turner, 1925)
(one synonym: Procoronis capnophanes Turner, 1946)
POLYORTHINI,   CHLIDANOTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Polylopha phaeolopha
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has greenish-brown forewings, with a variable patterns. The forewings have hooked wingtips. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening at the wingtips. The hindwings have a slightly concave margin. All four wings have a concave hind-margin. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), p. 55.

    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), pp. 200-201.


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    (written 24 March 2019)