Coeloptera vulpina (Turner, 1916)
(one synonym : Capua rhynchota Turner, 1945)
ARCHIPINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coeloptera vulpina
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, and pale brown hindwings. The males fold the forewings to present a concave costa. All four wings have slightly concave margins. The labial palps are long, and are held straight in front of the head. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

Coeloptera vulpina
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 40 (1916), p. 511.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of the Australian Tortricidae (Lepidoptera),
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 69 (1945), p. 55.


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    (written 15 June 2019)