(previously known as Philobota automima)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has yellow or pale brown forewings each with a broad brown margin. The hindwings are dark brown. The thorax may be either brown or orange. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 214, 219-222.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Second series, Volume 3 (1889) pp. 1625-1626, No. 668 (230b).
(updated 1 November 2012, 23 October 2018, 6 January 2021)