(also known as Cochylis 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. Here we list it under Walker's original name.
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)