Philobota latifissella Walker, 1864
(one synonym : Philobota monoloncha Meyrick, 1889)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota latifissella
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has cream forewings each with a dark brown stripe along the costa. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philobota latifissella
(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.

    Philobota latifissella
    showing underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, 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. 281.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), pp. 686-687.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 20 October 2018)