(previously known as Philobota squalidella)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen & Tony Daley, Insects of Tasmania)
The adult moth has brown forewings, each with black and white patches. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 111-116.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, X Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 496, No. 213.
(written 13 February 2017, updated 15 August 2019)