Philobota futilis Meyrick, 1920
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota futilis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are small, reaching only a span of 1.5 cms. They have white forewings with variable brown marks, particularly around the edges. The hindwings are brown, and the underside are dark brown.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    Philobota futilis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    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. 281.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 2, Part 12 (1920), p. 383.


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    (written 5 November 2012, updated 20 October 2018)