(one synonym : Philobota monoloncha Meyrick, 1889)
Philobota mathematica Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has cream forewings each with a dark brown stripe along the costa. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
This species is easily confused with Philobota protecta, which is superficially similar but has different structures in the genitalia.
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.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), pp. 686-687.
(updated 1 November 2012, 20 October 2018, 10 April 2019)