Isomoralla philotherma (Meyrick, 1883)
(previously known as Eulechria philotherma)
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Isomoralla philotherma
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings substantially obscured by a speckling of grey. The hindwings are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cm.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • 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, pp. 254-258, 262.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 534-535.


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    (updated 6 August 2010, 12 January 2015)