Philobota bathrophaea (Turner, 1914)
(formerly known as Coesyra bathrophaea)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota bathrophaea
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings, each having variable dark brown markings, including a dark brown area at the base, a dark brown comma on the costa by the wingtip, and a variable number of dark brown spots. The hindwings are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.7 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales.


    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. 278, 290.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Lepidoptera of Ebor Scrub, N.S.W.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 39 (1914), pp. 557-558.


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    (written 3 December 2018)