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

Philobota atmobola
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are off-white, each with five dark brown transverse bands, and a dark brown line and spot at the middle of the costa. The hindwings are grey. The head is white with a dark brown collar and the thorax is white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philobota atmobola
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The species has been found in

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Tasmania.


    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.283.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. Part X. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 471, 486-487, No. 198.


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    (written 9 February 2019)