(formerly known as Gelechia moestella)
Philobota nephelota Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have patchy pale grey or brown forewings, each with various dark markings, including a dark mark along the costa, and a number of dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown. 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. 283.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 648, No. 361.
(written 4 December 2018, updated 20 January 2021)