Philobota xiphostola Meyrick, 1884
(also known as Philobota phauloscopa)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings, each with a brown costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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. 282.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume VIII (1883), p. 482.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)