Helictophanes prospera (Meyrick, 1909)
(formerly known as Articolla prospera)
GRAPHOLITINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Helictophanes prospera
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Artiphanes prospera)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the fruits of

  • Omphalea ( Omphalea queenslandiae, EUPHORBIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings each with intricate pattern. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

    The species occurs in:

  • India,
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 257-262.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Indian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 19 (1909), p. 591.


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    (written 23 April 2019)