Cochylis vacuana Walker, 1863
(one synonym : Grapholita mutatana, Walker, 1863)
TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Conchylis vacuana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with a broad grey diagonal band and a grey triangle on the costa, outlined in black. The hindwings are plain grey. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The genus of this moth is controversial. The Checklist lists Cochylis Treitschke, 1829, and Conchylis Sodoffsky, 1837, as synonyms. Thus Cochylis is the senior synonym. The Checklist also suggested placing this species its own genus as Vacuana vacuana.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 367, No. 124.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 393, No. 161.


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    (updated 12 September 2009, 29 April 2018)