Thrincophora signigerana (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Tortrix signigerana)
TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thrincophora signigerana
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding in the seedpods of :

  • Mountain Hickory Wattle ( Acacia obliquinervia, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moth of has forewings that are grey-brown with a complex pattern. The hindwings are plain pale brown, shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 332-333, No. 59.


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    (updated 13 March 2011, 17 September 2013)