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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Tortricoidea

Familia: Tortricidae
Subfamilia: Tortricinae
Tribus: Cnephasiini
Genus: Arotrophora
Species: A. anemarcha – A. arcuatalis – A. bernardmyo – A. canthelias – A. charassapex – A. charistis – A. charopa – A. cherrapunji – A. crustata – A. diadela – A. ericirra – A. euides – A. fijigena – A. gilligani – A. hongsona – A. inthanona – A. khasiasana – A. khatana – A. khunmaei – A. kundasanga – A. obrimsocia – A. ochraceellus – A. ombrodelta – A. paiana – A. salebrata – A. semifulva – A. siniocosma – A. tubulosa – A. utarana

Arotrophora Meyrick, 1881

Type species: Scopula arcuatalis Walker, 1865

Arotrophoa Turner, 1945, Trans. R. S. Austral. 69: 68. [misspelling of Arotrophora]


Brown, J.W., 2005: World catalogue of insects volume 5 Tortricidae.
Meyrick, 1881, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 6: 528.
Razowski, Józef, 2009, Oriental Arotrophora Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its species, Polish Journal of Entomology 78 (1): 33–57. Full article: [1]

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]

Arotrophora anemarcha (Lower, 1902)
Arotrophora arcuatalis (Walker, 1865) (banksia boring moth)
Arotrophora bernardmyo Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora canthelias Meyrick, 1910
Arotrophora charassapex Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora charistis Meyrick, 1910
Arotrophora charopa Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora cherrapunji Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora diadela Common, 1963
Arotrophora ericirra Common, 1963
Arotrophora euides Turner, 1927
Arotrophora fijigena Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora gilligani Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora hongsona Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora inthanona Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora khasiasana Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora khatana Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora khunmaei Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora kundasanga Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora obrimsocia Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora ochraceellus Walker, 1863
Arotrophora paiana Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora siniocosma Turner, 1926
Arotrophora tubulosa Razowski, 2009
Arotrophora utarana Razowski, 2009

Former species

Arotrophora crustata Meyrick, 1912
Arotrophora semifulva (Meyrick, 1908)


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

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