Dactylioglypha tonica

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Dactylioglypha tonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Dactylioglypha
Species: D. tonica
Binomial name
Dactylioglypha tonica
(Meyrick, 1909)
Synonyms
  • Argyroploce tonica Meyrick, 1909
  • Olethreutes tonica

Dactylioglypha tonica is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka[1] and Australia.

The wingspan is about 12 mm.[2] The forewings are fuscous with a deep blackish-purple triangular apical spot. The hindwings are dark fuscous.

The species has a unique relationship with fungi that cover the cocoon. The fungi have antibacterial properties[3] and could protect pupae from bacterial infections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New records and known species of the tribe Olethreutini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) from Thong Pha Phum National Park, Thailand
  2. ^ Japanese Moths
  3. ^ Imamura, N; Ishikawa, T; Takeda, K; Fukami, H; Konno, A; Nishida, R (2001). "The relationship between a leaf-rolling moth (Dactylioglypha tonica) and fungi covering the cocoon". Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 65: 1965–9. PMID 11676006. doi:10.1271/bbb.65.1965.