Asthenoptycha sphaltica Meyrick, 1910
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Asthenoptycha sphaltica
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are dark brown, each with two or three pale irregular forked brownish grey transverse bands. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 180, No. 65.


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    (written 25 October 2017)