Philobota monoides (Turner, 1917)
(formerly known as Coesyra monoides)
Philobota laxeuta Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings, each sometimes with dark markings, sometimes including a dark mark along the margin, and sometimes a dark incurved submarginal arc. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

Philobota monoides
(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. 275.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 74.


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    (written 4 December 2018)