Philobota hydara Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Bundock, Paddys River, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on
The forewings of the adult moth are off-white with a brown line along the costa. The females also have some thin brown streaks radiating from base to the margin. The hindwings are similar to the forewings but without the costal streak. The wingspan is about 2.5 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. 267, 269.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 472, 494, No. 210.
(written 1 June 2018)