Holocola thalassinana Meyrick, 1881
OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Holocola thalassinana
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars are pale green and stout, with pale brown heads. They live in shelters made from shoots of their foodplant wound round with silk. The Caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Coastal Tea Tree ( Leptospermum laevigatum ), and
  • Broad-leaved paperbark ( Melaleuca quinquenervia ),

    both of MYRTACEAE.

    The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown with complex dark brown markings. The hindwings are plain brown.

    The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), p. 672, No. 3.


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    (updated 1 June 2011)