(previously known as Cydia zapyrana)
GRAPHOLITINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on the seed pods of various plants in FABACEAE, including:
The adult forewings are dark brown, each with a half of a pale banana shape on the hind 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.
The species has been found over much of eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.12, p. 281.
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.
(updated 6 November 2010)