Syllomatia xythopterana (Meyrick, 1881)
(one synonym : Arotrophora ammodes Meyrick, 1910)
CNEPHASIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have speckled brown forewings, each with a large yellow patch from the base along the costa. The hindwings are pale brown. All four wings have recurved margins. The labial palps are as long as the head and thorax combined. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. V. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Number 3 (1881), pp. 529-530, No. 2.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 265, No. 240.


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    (written 25 June 2019)