Lobesia transtrifera (Meyrick, 1920)
(previously known as Polychrosis transtrifera)
LOBESIINI,   OLETHREUTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lobesia transtrifera
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Fisher Colour Photography, Shailer Park, Queensland, and Steven Dodge)

The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, with irregular dark brown and grey markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Lobesia transtrifera
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Lobesia transtrifera
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading:

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 2, p. 346.


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    (written 25 January 2017, updated 19 October 2018)