Philobota cretacea Meyrick, 1884
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota cretacea
(Photo: courtesy of Michael Bedingfield, Pine Island to Point Hut Reserve, Australian Capital Territory)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are off-white, each with brown markings, including some incomplete curved diagonal brown stripes and a brown line along the costa. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philobota cretacea
(Photo: courtesy of Michael Bedingfield, Pine Island to Point Hut Reserve, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in

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

    Philobota cretacea
    (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. 290.

    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. 491-492, No. 206.


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    (written 28 January 2017, updated 5 October 2018)