(previously known as Philobota curriculata)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(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.
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.
The species has been found in :
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.
Volume 2, Part 12 (1920), p. 384.
(written 5 November 2012, updated 23 October 2018)