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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Arotrophora
Meyrick, 1881

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  • Arotrophoa Turner, 1945

Arotrophora is a genus of tortrix moth. They occur in Australia, where they are strongly associated with the plant family Proteaceae. All of the known Australian larvae bore in Banksia flower spikes. The genus was recently discovered from the Oriental region[1] and one species is found on Papua.[2]


The genus was first published by amateur entomologist Edward Meyrick.

It is currently placed in subfamily Tortricinae (although most entomologists now consider this an unnatural group[3]), and sometimes in the tribe Cnephasiini, although it is quite different from Northern Hemisphere genera placed in that tribe.[2]

It is closely related to genera including Peraglyphis and Syllomatia; together, these genera are sometimes referred to as the Arotrophora group.


The species of Arotrophora are:[4]

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  1. ^ Razowski, J., 2009, Oriental Arotrophora Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its species, Polish Journal of Entomology 78 (1): 33-57. Full article: [1]
  2. ^ a b Common, Ian Francis Bell (1990). Moths of Australia. Melbourne University Press. 0-522-84326-3. 
  3. ^ "Morphology and Taxonomy". Archived from the original on 26 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Database search: Arotrophora". Archived from the original on 24 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 

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