TORTRICIDAE of Australia
Bell Moths, Leaf Rollers
TORTRICOIDEA

  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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Some notable members of the 638 named Australian species of TORTRICIDAE are listed here in three subfamilies:

CHLIDANOTINAE
9 named species
  
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OLETHREUTINAE
232 named species
  
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TORTRICINAE
397 named species
  
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Some members of this family are called Bell Moths because the outline of the wings in the natural posture of the adult moth resembles the silhouette of a church bell. Others are called Leaf Rollers because the Caterpillars of many species roll the leaves of their foodplant, joining them together with silk, and live and pupate within this leafy shelter. Some tunnel into flower spikes, fruit, or galls.

The Caterpillars of TORTRICIDAE in general are small with soft smooth skins and fine sparse hairs. They often wriggle backward when disturbed, trying to withdraw into any available crevice. They are also very inclined to drop on a silken thread.

Todd Gilligan has published images on the web of the adult moths of over 2,000 species in TORTRICIDAE from all over the world, including Australia.

Acanthoclita trichograpta

Acroceuthes metaxanthana : Dog-faced Bell Moth

Acroclita tothastis

Acropolitis canana
Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis excelsa
Acropolitis hedista
Acropolitis magnana
Acropolitis ptychosema
Acropolitis rudisana

Adoxophyes epipepla
Adoxophyes templana
Adoxophyes tripselia

Aeolostoma scutiferana

Amboyna diapella

Anameristes cyclopleura

Anathamna plana

Ancylis artifica
Ancylis sciodelta
Ancylis volutana

Anisogona hilaomorpha
Anisogona mediana
Anisogona notoplaga
Anisogona simana
Anisogona similana

Apura xanthosoma

Archilobesia drymoptila

Archiphlebia rutilescens

Argyrotoxa pompica

Aristocosma chrysophilana

Arotrophora arcuatalis : Banksia moth

Asterolepis earina

Asthenoptycha iriodes
Asthenoptycha sphaltica

Atelodora pelochytana

Aterpia protosema

Authomaema diemeniana
Authomaema pentacosma

Bactra blepharopis
Bactra optanias
Bactra venosana : Nutgrass Borer

Caenognosis incisa

Capnoptycha ipnitis
Capnoptycha zostrophora

Capua intractana

Clarana clarana

Cnecidophora ochroptila

Cochylis atricapitana : Crown Boring Moth

Coeloptera vulpina

Cornuticlava phanera

Crocidosema plebejana : Cotton Tipworm

Cryptaspasma brachyptycha
Cryptaspasma sordida

Cryptophlebia ombrodelta : Litchi Fruit Moth
Cryptophlebia wraggae

Cryptoptila australana: Leaf Roller Moth
Cryptoptila crypsilopha
Cryptoptila immersana : Four Eyes

Cydia pomonella : Codling Moth

Daulocnema epicharis

Diactenis tryphera

Diakonoffiana vindemians

Dichelia cosmopis

Dichelopa panoplana

Drachmobola strigulata

Dudua aprobola
Dudua siderea : Leaf Roller Moth

Epiblema strenuana : Stem Galling Moth

Epinotia lantana : Lantana Flower-Clust

Epiphyas ashworthana
Epiphyas asthenopis
Epiphyas aulacana
Epiphyas fabricata
Epiphyas postvittana : Light Brown Apple Moth
Epiphyas xylodes

Epitrichosma neurobapta

Epitymbia alaudana
Epitymbia cosmota
Epitymbia eudrosa
Epitymbia isoscelana
Epitymbia scotinopa

Ericodesma leptosticha

Euobraztsovia chionodelta

Euphona ammochroa
Euphona decolorana
Euphona euphona

Eupoecilia acrographa

Exeristeboda exeristis

Fuscicepsana fuscicepsana

Glyphidoptera insignana
Glyphidoptera polymita

Gnathmocerodes euplectra

Goboea copiosana

Grapholita molesta : Oriental Peach Moth
Grapholita zapyrana
Grapholita species

Gynnidomorpha mesoxutha

Helictophanes prospera
Helictophanes scambodes

Hermenias rivulifera

Holocola deloschema
Holocola melanographa
Holocola quietana
Holocola thalassinana
Holocola triangulana

Homona mermerodes
Homona spargotis

Isochorista pumicosa
Isochorista ranulana

Isotenes miserana : Orange Fruit Borer
Laspeyresia hilaris

Leurogyia peristictum

Lobesia arescophanes
Lobesia peltophora
Lobesia physophora
Lobesia transtrifera
Lobesia xylistis

Loboschiza koenigiana : Leaf Webber
Loboschiza martia

Lorita baccharivora

Meritastis laganodes
Meritastis lythrodana
Meritastis polygraphana
Meritastis pyrosemana

Merophyas divulsana : Lucerne Leaf Roller
Merophyas therina

Metrioglypha phyllodes

Microsarotis sanderyi

Mictoneura flexanimana

Neocalyptis molesta

Ophiorrhabda phaeosigma
Ophiorrhabda scaristis

Oxysemaphora notialis

Palaeotoma styphelana

Pammenemina tetramita

Paranepsia amydra

Paraphyas callixena

Parastranga macrogona

Peraglyphis scepasta

Phricanthes asperana
Phricanthes flexilineana

Podognatha vinculata

Polylopha epidesma
Polylopha phaeolopha

Procalyptis parooptera

Proselena tenella

Rhomboceros homogama

Rhopobota hortaria

Rupicolana orthias
Rupicolana rupicolana
Rupicolana thiopasta

Sciaphila debiliana

Scolioplecta comptana
Scolioplecta ochrophylla

Sobriana mnemosynana
Sobriana ophiodesma

Sorolopha archimedias
Sorolopha cyclotoma
Sorolopha elaeodes

Spilonota constrictana

Statherotis euryphaea
Statherotis pendulata

Strepsicrates ejectana : Guava Bud Moth
Strepsicrates infensa
Strepsicrates macropetana : Eucalyptus Leafroller
Strepsicrates semicanella
Strepsicrates sphenophora

Subfurcatana schematica
Subfurcatana subfurcatana

Sycacantha exedra

Syllomatia xythopterana

Symphygas nephaula

Syncratus scepanus

Syntozyga anconia
Syntozyga psammetalla

Taeniarchis catenata

Tanychaeta neanthes

Tarachota adynata

Technitis amoenana
Technitis cataractis
Technitis desmotana
Technitis oriarcha

Temnolopha mosaica

Tetramoera gracilistria

Thaumatographa pampoecila

Thaumatotibia aclyta

Thrincophora impletana
Thrincophora lignigerana
Thrincophora signigerana

Tortrix species

Tracholena sulfurosa

Trymalitis climacias
Trymalitis optima

Vacuana vacuana

Whittenella peltosema

Xenothictis sciaphila

Zomariana doxasticana

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(updated 15 June 2014, 19 February 2017, 25 September 2019, 13 August 2020)