Meritastis polygraphana (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Tortrix polygraphana)
EPITYMBIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meritastis polygraphana
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are beige with numerous darl speckles. The forewings have a number of small dark marks along the costa, and a dark spot near the middle of the wing, often connected by a dark diagonal line to the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 330, No. 54.


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    (written 20 July 2018)