Philobota impletella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species seem to have two different forms.
The northern form has off-white forewings, 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.
The southern form has grey forewings, each with some dark spots, and a pale yellow stripe along the costa. The hindwings are grey. The head is pale yellow, and the thorax is grey. The wingspan is about 2 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.283.
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.
(written 9 February 2019, updated 21 December 2019, 22 January 2021)