Philobota olympias Meyrick, 1889
Philobota nephelota Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota olympias
(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.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Philobota olympias
    showing underside
    (Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    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. 283.

    Edward Meyrick,
    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).


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    (written 3 December 2018)