(one synonym : Nephogenes dulcescens Meyrick, 1913)
Philobota laxeuta Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has white forewings each crossed by two irregular brown bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in eastern Australia in:
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. 275.
Volume 1, Part 4 (1913), p. 123.
Volume 1, Part 5 (1913), pp. 130-131.
(written 22 January 2015, updated 20 October 2018)