(one synonym is Talantis chimerina Meyrick, 1889)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(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:
The name Philobota angustella Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes
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.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1601.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 694-695 No. 86.
(written 27 November 2018)