Philobota auxolyca Meyrick, 1889
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota auxolyca
(Photo: coutey of Susan Wishart, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale greyish-brown with some dark spots, and a dark area at the base of each forewing. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philobota auxolyca
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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. 276, 283.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1610, No. 199.


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    (written 22 July 2018)