(formerly known as Eulechria heptasticta)
Philobota laxeuta Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are brown, with variable pale patches and dark markings on each forewing. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2 cms.
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. 274.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VI,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 62 (1937), pp. 103-104, No. 682.
(written 3 December 2018, updated 22 January 2021)