Lobesia xylistis (Lower, 1901)
(formerly known as Byrsoptera xylistis)
OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lobesia xylistis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown forewings with patchy bands. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 25 (1901), p. 77.


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    (written 7 October 2014)