Merophyas therina (Meyrick, 1910)
(previously known as Epichorista therina)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on:

  • Bidgee-widgee ( Acaena anserinifolia, ROSACEAE ).

    The adult moths have pale brown forewings, with a brown spotted diagonal band across each wing. The hindwings are pale brown and have a recurved tip. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35, Part 2 (1910), pp. 259-260, No. 228.


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    (updated 5 June 2010)