Anisogona similana (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Batodes ilyodes Turner, 1945)
EPITYMBIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley

Anisogona similana
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species are grey or brown, with each forewing having vague dark transverse bands, and also a large dark triangle on the costa. The forewings have a slight recurve in each of the three edges: the costa, the outer margin, and the hind margin. The hindwings are pale brown with grey speckles. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 69 (1945), p. 54.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 300, No. 64.


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    (written 1 December 2016, updated 10 January 2017, 6 July 2019)