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Tortricid Moth

Acropolitis rudisana

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted near suburban gardens, under bright lights.

Notes:

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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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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