(previously known as Philobota eriscota)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Bok, Numeralla, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar has been found on the ground in a shelter constructed of two dead leaves joined with silk. It was feeding on the dead leaves of various
The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with dark bands across them. The hindwings are pale brown. The head is white, and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
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, 256, 258.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), pp. 1612-1613.
(updated 1 November 2012, 23 October 2018, 14 March 2022)