Strepsicrates sphenophora (Turner, 1946)
EUCOSMINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Strepsicrates sphenophora
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth has grey forewings, each with numerous diagonal brown streaks along the costa, and a curved incomplete broken white streak from base to wing-tip bordered by dark streaks and orange patches. The hindwings are pale grey. The labial palps are hairy, and the legs are dark brown with white bands. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, p. 362.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Part II,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 70 (1946), pp. 190-191.


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    (written 10 July 2020)