Philobota curvilinea (Lower, 1896)
(formerly known as Eulechria curvilinea)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota curvilinea
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has cream forewings which have several vague brown curved lines. The hindwings are pale brown darkening towards the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • northern New South Wales.


    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume XX (1896) pp. 12-13.


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    (written 10 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)