Philobota ES2
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota ES2
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The female adult moth of this species has small narrow wings, and cannot fly. It is brown, with a vague white streak and a vague black streak along each forewing. It normally walks, and when harrassed: it runs. Its length is about 1 cm. Its wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

Philobota ES2
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species seems to have been found in

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • South Australia.

    Philobota ES2
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

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    (written 3 November 2018)