Rupicolana rupicolana (Meyrick, 1881)
(formerly known as Dipterina rupicolana)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a faint reticulated pattern which is easily smudged. The hindwings are off-white with a similar reticulated pattern, darkening at the wingtips. All four wings have slightly recurved margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. V. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), pp. 526-527, No. 4.


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    (written 24 June 2019)