Philobota mucida (Turner, 1938)
(formerly known as Eulechria mucida)
Philobota arabella Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota mucida
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings each crossed by two irregular brown bands. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 38.


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    (written 4 October 2018, updated 20 October 2018)