Philobota melanoglypta Meyrick, 1889
(formerly known as Eulechria melanoglypta)
Philobota arabella Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota melanoglypta
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown patterned forewings, each including a dark area around the base, and including a broad vague white arc studded with some dark spots, curving from the costa near the base, to the costa near the wingtip. The hindwings are pale yellow. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 288.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1614, No. 647 (205b).


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    (written 3 December 2018)