Isomoralla curriculata (Meyrick, 1920)
(previously known as Philobota curriculata)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Isomoralla curriculata
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings each with a dark brown base and margin, and a sometimes broken or expanded dark brown band across the middle. The hindwings are plain brown The wingspan is about 1.5 cm.

Isomoralla curriculata
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.

    Isomoralla curriculata
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, 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. 255, 258.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 2, Part 12 (1920), p. 384.


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    (written 5 November 2012, updated 20 September 2016)