Philobota mathematica Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are small, reaching only a span of 1.5 cms. They have white forewings with variable brown marks, particularly around the edges. The hindwings are brown, and the underside are dark brown.
The species has been found in Australia 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, 1997, p. 281.
Volume 2, Part 12 (1920), p. 383.
(written 5 November 2012, updated 20 October 2018)