Philobota impletella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are each speckled grey with a scattering of small darker spots, especially around the margin, sometimes a triangular dark mark near the middle of the hind margin, and a dark band around the base. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found 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.275.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. Part X. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 488, No. 200.
(written 28 January 2017, updated 20 October 2018)