Grapholita zapyrana (Meyrick, 1881)
(previously known as Cydia zapyrana)
GRAPHOLITINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Grapholita zapyrana
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on the seed pods of various plants in FABACEAE, including:

  • Twining Glycine ( Glycine clandestina ), and
  • Coral Peas ( Hardenbergia species ).

    The adult forewings are dark brown, each with a half of a pale banana shape on the inner margin. In the natural posture, these marks join up to show a smiley face. The hindwings are normally covered by the forewings, and are red with a broad brown margin. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    Grapholita zapyrana
    (Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

    The species has been found over much of eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.12, p. 281.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VI: Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Part 3 (1881), p. 653, No. 1.


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    (updated 6 November 2010)