Argyrotoxa pompica Turner, 1925
ARCHIPINI ,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding inside the faecal pellets of :

  • Koalas ( Phascolarctos cinereus ).

    The adult moth has forewings each with a complex pattern of light and dark brown, crossed by an irregular white band. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Melzer, M.A. Schneider, and D. Lamb,
    Insects associated with the faecal pellets of the Koala Phascolarctosa cinereus Goldfuss,
    The Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 21, Part 3 (September 1994), pp. 69-70.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 49 (1925), pp. 52-53.


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    (updated 14 July 2004, 14 February 2017)