Tracholena sulfurosa (Meyrick, 1910)
(previously known as Cnephasia sulfurosa)
SCHOENOTENINI ,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tracholena sulfurosa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This caterpillar tunnels into the bark of conifers, such as :

  • Cyprus Pine ( Callitris species, CUPRESSACEAE ).

    The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, each with a dark brown marginal half, and a dotted brown line across the pale area of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown fading to white at the base. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.1, p. 279.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35, Part 2 (1910), p. 278, No. 264.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 102.


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    (updated 28 October 2010)