(formerly known as Eulechria melanoglypta)
Philobota arabella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in Australia in:
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.
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).
(written 3 December 2018)