Philobota iphigenes Meyrick, 1889
(one synonym : Philobota pycnotypa Turner, 1944)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota iphigenes
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Darwood, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has off-white or grey forewings which have a pattern of dark brown spots and lines. The hindwings are off-white darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

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


    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: XV Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), pp. 1614-1615, No. 648 (205b).

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), pp. 260-261, No. 1726.


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    (written 7 June 2018)