Syncometes vilis (Turner, 1944)
(formerly known as Philobota vilis)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Syncometes vilis
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Jeeralang Junction, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have pale brown forewings, each with dark brown speckles and spots. The hindwings are plain pale 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 III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, p. 219.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Oecophoridae XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 264, No. 1767.


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    (written 1 February 2017)