(one synonym is Philobota metria Turner, 1917)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Toolern Vale, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species is off-white with a variable pattern of brown dots on each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 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. 186, 188.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XIV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 951-952, No. 556 (81d).
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 41 (1917), p. 91.
(written 16 April 2019, updated 30 May 2021)