Philobota arabella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are dark brown with a broad bent white stripe sometimes containing a dark spot. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 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, p. 286.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 485, No. 196.
(written 28 January 2017, updated 20 October 2018, 4 October 2020)