Philobota angustella (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym is Talantis chimerina Meyrick, 1889)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown, with forewings having a central broad dark streak containing two or three dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The name Philobota angustella Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes

  • Philobota agrapha,
  • Philobota amblys
  • Philobota angustella,
  • Philobota centromita,
  • Philobota euethira,
  • Philobota haplostola,
  • Philobota lutulenta,
  • Philobota perioeca, and
  • Philobota pulvifera.

  • 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, pp. 266, 268, 273, 279-280.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1601.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 694-695 No. 86.


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    (written 27 November 2018)