Ophiorrhabda phaeosigma (Turner, 1916)
(previously known as Argyroploce phaeosigma)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ophiorrhabda phaeosigma
photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Gumnuts ( fruits of Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species has forewings that have a brown speckle pattern with a large irregular dark brown spot in the middle. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.8 cms.

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 212.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 532.


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    (updated 26 March 2012, 30 March 2016)