(one synonym: Philobota crepera Meyrick, 1884)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has white and dark brown speckled forewings which each have a white-edged black costa and several black spots. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 272, 278.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume VIII (1883), p. 484.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
Series 2, Number 3 (1856), pp. 290-291, and also Plate 18, Fig. 5.
(updated 1 November 2012)