Cochylis subfurcatana Walker, 1863
(also known as Subfurcatana subfurcatana)
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Conchylis subfurcatana
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are black each with 3 white bands, although the one near the base is brownish. The hindwings are plain grey-brown.

The species has been found in :

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

    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. The Checklist also suggested placing this species its own genus as Subfurcatana subfurcatana.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 368-369, No. 127.


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    (updated 17 September 2011, 1 October 2017)