(formerly known as Conchylis subfurcatana)
EPITYMBIINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are dark brown, each with three white bands. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
The genus of this moth is controversial. The Checklist lists Cochylis Treitschke, 1829, and Conchylis Sodoffsky, 1837, as synonyms. Thus Cochylis is the senior synonym. However: Walker used the junior name Conchylis. The Checklist also suggested placing this species its own genus as Subfurcatana subfurcatana, which is how we list it here.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 60-61.
(listed as Tortrix subfurcatana)
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 368-369, No. 127.
(updated 17 September 2011, 12 October 2017, 19 September 2020)