Phytotrypa brochosema (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Philobota brochosema)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has forewings which are brown, usually with three white stripes: one along the costa, one along the middle of the wing from base to margin, and short one near the tornus. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 206.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 500-501, No. 221.


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    (written 29 January 2017)