OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(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
The name Philobota nephelota Group is applied to a set of related species in the genus Philobota which includes
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.
(written 1 December 2018, updated 4 December 2018, 20 January 2021)