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Leaf Roller Moth

Cryptoptila australana


A beautiful Tortricid moth with a wing span of 30mm. It had silvery grey wings with pale patches at the base of the fore wings and a diagonal band on each wing. In the sub marginal area and near the apex, on each fore wing was a small ochre patch.


Suburban garden


The larvae of these moths feed on Elderberry Panax (Polyscias sambucifolia) which grows abundantly in the forests in the area. Family: Tortricidae Subfamily: Tortricinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 30, 2014
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

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