Philobota protecta Meyrick, 1920
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota protecta
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Sandhill Lake, Victoria)

These Caterpillars are thought to feed on

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).

    Philobota protecta
    (Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Gunbower, Victoria)

    The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale yellow with a dark brown line from the middle of the wing to the wingtip. The hindwings are dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    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, p. 270.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1920), pp. 383-384.


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    (written 29 January 2017)