Epiphyas scotinopa (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Dichelia scotinopa) TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epiphyas scotinopa
female
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Walkerville, Victoria)

The female adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a big irregular dark brown question mark sometimes surrounding a pale area in the middle of the wing, and ending at the wingtip. The males are have dark brown forewings, each cut by two large pale vague circular segments: one on the margin, and one at the base. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Epiphyas scotinopa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Riddell's Creek, Victoria)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 235.


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    (written 22 January 2017)