Glyphidoptera polymita Turner, 1916
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glyphidoptera polymita
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Bruthen, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown speckled forewings, with rusty brown spots around the edges. There are four large such spots on the inner margin, including one at the base of each forewing. In its natural resting position each of these spots appears to join up with the corresponding spot on the other forewing. The spots at the forewing bases have a set of erectable scales. The head and thorax are rusty brown also. The forewing margins are triply curved. The hindwings are plain pale brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 506.


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    (written 22 January 2017)