Meritastis pyrosemana (Meyrick, 1881)
(previously known as Cacoecia pyrosemana)
EPITYMBIINI ,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meritastis pyrosemana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult male moth of this species has wings that are grey, with dark marks on the costa of each forewing. In the female, these markings are paler but outlined in black. The hindwings are pale brown with darker veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The pheromones of this species have been investigated.

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 496-497, No. 14.


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    (updated 6 June 2010)