Philobota sordidella (Walker, 1864)
(formerly known as Cryptolechia sordidella)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has off-white forewings with a pattern of brown speckles and spots. The hindwings are pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


Specimen: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland,
Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

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, p. 270.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 755, No. 128.


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    (written 5 October 2018)