(one synonym : Adoxophyes interma Meyrick, 1910)
TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These caterpillars are a pest in Citrus orchards, attacking the rind of developing fruit. They have also been found feeding on:
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown with irregular variable broad dark brown lines across them. The hindwings are very pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in:
Further reading :
Die Lepidopteren Fauna des Bismarck-Archipels,
Volume 29, Part 2 (1900), p. 225, No. 427.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 213.
(updated 8 October 2012)