Philobota ancylotoxa Meyrick, 1884
Philobota arabella Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota ancylotoxa
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Noosa National Park, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are yellow, with each forewing having a dark brown band at the base, and a dark bown streak along the costa, and a broad dark brown band along the margin, which sometimes is jsut an outline. The hindwings are plain brown, sometimes fading to yellow at the bases. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Philobota ancylotoxa
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Little Desert National Park, Victoria)

The species has been found in

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

    Philobota ancylotoxa
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    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. 286.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 475.


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    (written 27 June 2013, updated 7 November 2018)