Philobota arabella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(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.
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. 288.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera.,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 25 (1900), p. 412.
(written 4 December 2018, updated 19 January 2021)