Philobota nephelota Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings, each including a pale irregular yellow stripe curving from the base to the costa near the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. The undersides are dark brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
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. 283.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1610, No. 640 (195a).
(written 3 December 2018, 20 January 2021)