(one synonym is Philobota pactolias Meyrick, 1913)
Philobota arabella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wandiyali Images, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, New South Wales)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species have a yellow head, a dark brown thorax, and dark brown forewings, each with a bent yellow line from base to wingtip, and a narrow yellow streak along the costa. The hindwings are brown. 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, p. 287.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 476, No. 181.
Volume 1, Part 4 (1913), p. 124.
(written 1 December 2017, updated 20 October 2018)