Philobota impletella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: coutey of Susan Wishart, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale greyish-brown with some dark spots, and a dark area at the base of each forewing. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. 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, pp. 276, 283.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1610, No. 199.
(written 22 July 2018, updated 4 October 2020)