Ophiorrhabda scaristis (Meyrick, 1911)
(previously known as Argyroploce scaristis)
OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ophiorrhabda scaristis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has forewings that are basically pale grey in the basal half, and dark brown in the marginal half. The forewings are overlaid with a complex grey pattern. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and inn 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, pp. 128-134.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), p. 270, No. 385.


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    (updated 14 September 2009)