(one synonym : Symmoca herodiella R Felder and Rogenhofer, 1875)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cath Busby, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth has white forewings with a pattern of thick dark brown lines. The hindwings are pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in the south-eastern quarter of mainland Australia, including
The name Philobota impletella Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes
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. 268, 276, 282-284.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 48-49.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 18, and also Plate 140, fig. 31.
Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
Published by E. W. Janson, London, 1869, p. 87, No. 50.
(updated 1 November 2012, 29 November 2018, 22 February 2019)