Philobota paragypsa Lower, 1900
Philobota arabella Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with a brown costa, and a scattering of brown marks, particularly in the area near the margin. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the costas. The undersides are dark brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.6 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 412.


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    (written 4 December 2018)