Isomoralla curriculata (Meyrick, 1920)
(previously known as Philobota curriculata)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Isomoralla curriculata
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings each with a sometimes partial dark brown arc from wingtip to tornus, and also sometimes a dark brown arc along the margin, and sometimes a partial brown line along the costa. The hindwings are plain brown.

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

The head is yellow, and the thorax is dark brown. The abdomen is brown with pale rings between segments. The wingspan is about 1.5 cm.

Isomoralla curriculata
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.

    Isomoralla curriculata
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    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. 255, 258.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridę,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 2, Part 12 (1920), p. 384.


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    (written 5 November 2012, updated 23 October 2018)