Aterpia protosema (Diakonoff, 1973)
(formerly known as Asaphistis protosema)
GRAPHOLITINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aterpia protosema
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Asaphistis protosema)

The adult moths have patchy brown forewings, each with a vague white diagonal marks from 1/3 costa to the tornus, and a dark edged round white spot near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown. The forewings each have a recurved wingtip and a slightly sinuous hindmargin. The hindwings have sinuous margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, p. 34, 39, 195, 198-199.

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    Statherotides,
    The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
    1973, Brill (Leiden). pp. 274-275.


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    (written 23 April 2019)