Philobota monospila (Turner, 1937)
(formerly known as Eulechria monospila)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown mark by the wingtip. The hindwings are brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The name Philobota monospila Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes

  • Philobota archepeda,
  • Philobota basicapna,
  • Philobota byrsochra,
  • Philobota chlorella,
  • Philobota monospila, and
  • Philobota thiobaphes.

  • 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, pp. 267-268, 276, 286-287.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 62 (1937), p. 87, No. 539.


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    (written 1 December 2018)