Philobota laxeuta (Meyrick, 1913)
(formerly known as Nephogenes laxeuta)
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 dark brown with some grey streaks in the middle of each forewing. The undersides are also dark brown. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • 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 10 January 2015)