Podognatha vinculata (Meyrick, 1916)
(previously known as Argyroploce vinculata)
OLETHREUTINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Podognatha vinculata
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan)

The Caterpillars of this species curl the leaves of their foodplant, securing them with silk, to make a shelter in which they hide. The caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Muskwood ( Allangium villosum, CORNACEAE ).

    The adult moth has forewings that each have a brown speckle pattern with a dark brown mark on the inner margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2, Part 1 (1916), p. 21.


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    (created 30 January 2012)