Cryptaspasma sordida (Turner, 1945)
(one synonym is Idiomorpha reticulata Turner, 1946)
MICROCORSINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the fruits of

  • Red Apple ( Acmena ingens, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has brown forewings, each with a dark patch in the middle. The hindwings are uniformly brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,
  • New Caledonia,
  • Malaysia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 29, 70-73.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 69 (1945), p. 65.


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    (written 24 April 2019)