Philobota nephelota Turner, 1944
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 off-white forewings, each with abundant scattered brown markings. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales.

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

  • Philobota aethalea,
  • Philobota barysoma,
  • Philobota dictyodes,
  • Philobota haplogramma,
  • Philobota moestella,
  • Philobota monogramma,
  • Philobota nephelota,
  • Philobota olympias,
  • Philobota orinoma,
  • Philobota orthomita, and
  • Philobota protorthra.

  • 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, 283-284.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 260, No. 1722.


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    (written 1 December 2018, updated 4 December 2018)