Philobota latifissella Walker, 1864
(one synonym : Philobota monoloncha Meyrick, 1889)
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
showing underside
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, 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. 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, 15 January 2015)