Philobota hypocausta Meyrick, 1884
Philobota hydara Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota hypocausta
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Wangaratta, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale brown with a scattering of darker spots, and with a dark brown line along the costa. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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, p. 270.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 481-482, No. 190.


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    (written 28 January 2017, updated 20 October 2018)