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Tortricid Moth

Acropolitis rudisana


This pale grey moth was about 8 to 10mm long. Wings were held flat. A dorsal view showed darker and graded bands of brown in the shape of a "V". In the middle of each fore wing was a dark brown short black linear marking.


Spotted near suburban gardens, under bright lights.


The larvae of this moth attack various plants of Fabaceae, Vitaceae, Pinaceae, Mimosaceae. Larvae are called "leaf-roller" caterpillars because they live in rolls of leaf bound by silk. Familyy: Tortricidae Subfamily: Tortricinae

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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