Philobota embologramma (Turner, 1916)
(one synonym is Ocystola embolistis Turner, 1917)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota embologramma
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with a pattern of scattered brown markings. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening along the costas. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The name Philobota embologramma Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes

  • Philobota aedophanes,
  • Philobota bathrogramma,
  • Philobota callistis,
  • Philobota crocopleura,
  • Philobota embologramma,
  • Philobota homochroa,
  • Philobota leucodelta,
  • Philobota napaea,
  • Philobota psacasta, and
  • Philobota xanthastis.


    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. 226, 269, 276, 284-285.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A third contribution to a knowledge of the Lepidopterous fauna of Ebor Scrub, N.S.W.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), p. 258.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 65.


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    (written 29 November 2018, updated 6 December 2018)