Wednesday, 2 September 2015

TORTRICIDAE (continued from last week)



                                                       



 Family:- TORTRICIDAE
Sub Family:- OLETHREUTINAE
Genus:- Grapholita
Species:- zapyrana




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Grapholita zapyrana GRAPHOLITINI OLETHREUTINAE TORTRICIDAE
 The first photos here are another example of the way the colours of the moths can change depending on the angle of the light on their scales. The final photo includes a plastic rule with 1mm scale.
In our garden it is likely that they are breeding on Hardenbergia (Fabaceae). (Also see changing colours, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 post).


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Family:- TORTRICIDAE
Sub Family:- TOTRICINAE
Genus:- Merophyas
Species:- divulsana








Merophyas divulsana ARCHIPINI TORTRICINAE TORTRICIDAE
Its common name of lucerne leaf-roller comes from being a pest on lucerne, and will breed on many herbaceous plants common in suburban gardens. It is wide spread throughout Australia and New Zealand.




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Family:- TORTRICIDAE
Sub Family:- TOTRICINAE
Genus:- Goboea
Species:- copiosana










Goboea copiosana EPITYMBINI TOTRICINAE TORTRICIDAE
The larval food may be Araucaria. According to "A Guide to Australian Moths", (Paul Zborowski, ‎Ted Edwards - 2007), "they have been reared on bunya pine and hoop pine".


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