Philobota pilipes (Butler, 1882)
(one synonym : Antidica eriomorpha Meyrick, 1883)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings which each have a dark brown stripe from base to margin The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Arthur Gardiner Butler,
    On Melbourne Lepidoptera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Fifth Series, Volume IX, Part 50 (1882), p. 102.

    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. 263, 267, 270, 272.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume VIII (1883), p. 382.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)