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

Philobota calamaea
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Glen Elgin, New South Wales)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have a yellow head and thorax, and pale yellow forewings, each with two bent brown lines, and a brown streak along most of the costa. The hindwings are grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • 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, p. 290.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 471, 492-493, No. 207 (8a).


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    (written 26 November 2019)