Philobota chrysopotama Meyrick, 1884
(one synonym is Philobota pactolias Meyrick, 1913)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota chrysopotama
(Photo: courtesy of Wandiyali Images, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, New South Wales)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have a yellow head, a dark brown thorax, and dark brown forewings, each with a bent yellow line from base to wingtip, and a narrow yellow streak along the costa. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Philobota chrysopotama
(Photo: courtesy of Matthew Frawley, Mulligans Flat, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in

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

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


    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, p. 287.

    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), p. 476, No. 181.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 4 (1913), p. 124.


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    (written 1 December 2017, updated 20 October 2018)