Isomoralla philotherma (Meyrick, 1883)
(previously known as Eulechria philotherma)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Isomoralla philotherma
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings substantially obscured by patches of fawn speckles. The hindwings are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cm.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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, pp. 254-258, 262.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 534-535.


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    (updated 6 August 2010, 23 October 2018)