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

Philobota lysizona
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has cream forewings which each have a pattern of dark brown spots and lines, including a dark brown line along the costa. The hindwings are pale brown The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philobota lysizona
(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
  • South Australia.


    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. 273, 277, 281.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1609.

    Francis Walker,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1944), p. 260.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 20 October 2018)