Philobota strigatella (Donovan, 1803)
(formerly known as Tinea strigatella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota strigatella
drawing by Edward Donovan, listed as Tinea strigatella
,
An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects, General Illustration of Entomology, Plate 40, fig. XX, p. 178,
courtesy of Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrum

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each have a yellow streak. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 288.

    Edward Donovan,
    General Illustration of Entomology,
    An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite and other Islands in the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans,
    London (1803), Part 1, p. 180, and also Plate on p. 178.


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    (written 15 March 2015)