(previously known as Argyroploce siderea)
OLETHREUTINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Coolum, Queensland)
The adult moth has brown forewings with various markings, including some white marks on the costa. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The natural posture of the moth has the head and thorax curved upwards. This resembles the posture of many Leafhoppers.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
CSIRO Publishing, 2006.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 40 (1916), p. 531.
(updated 17 September 2012, 1 July 2019)