Philobota thiocrossa (Turner, 1917)
(formerly known as Nephogenes thiocrossa)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings which each have a variety of brown markings including a sinuous submarginal arc of dots, and a brown line along the costa and across the base. The hindwings are a more uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 97.


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    (written 19 March 2016)