Philobota laxeuta (Meyrick, 1913)
(formerly known as Nephogenes laxeuta)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are vary from pale to dark brown, with variable grey streaks and spots near the middle of each forewing. The undersides are also dark brown. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    Philobota laxeuta
    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, pp. 269, 271, 272, 275, 280.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Published by Taylor and Francis, London,
    Volumes 1-5, Mar.1912-Nov.1937, 2nd edn, p. 129.


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    (written 5 November 2012, updated 20 October 2018)