OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are each fawn with a speckling of small darker spots, a triangular dark mark near the middle of the costa, and a dark band around the base. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
The name Philobota mathematica 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, 273, 281, 282, 284.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part IX Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 488, No. 200.
(written 17 September 2018, updated 9 October 2018)