Lobesia physophora (Lower, 1901)
(previously known as Lomaschiza physophora)
OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These caterpillars have been found feeding on:

  • fruit of Lantana, and
  • flowers of Lychees

    The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, with irregular grey and brown markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    1973, Brill (Leiden). p. 376.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Tortricina,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Volume 25 (1901), p. 69.


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    (updated 15 September 2009)