(one synonym : Philobota catascia Meyrick, 1884)
Philobota laxeuta Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings which have one or more pale streaks along the wing and along the margin. The hindwings are yellow. 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, Melbourne 1997, p. 274.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume III, Number 8 (1856), p. 295, and also Plate 18, fig.3.
(updated 1 November 2012, 17 October 2013, 18 May 2014, 20 October 2018, 7 November 2020)