Conchylis subfurcatana Walker, 1863
(also known as Cochylis subfurcatana)
EPITYMBIINI,   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 dark brown, each with three white bands. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

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

    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. Here we list it under Walker's original name.


    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, 12 October 2017)