Philobota hydara Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Sandhill Lake, Victoria)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on
The adult moths of this species have a dark brown head, a pale yellow thorax, and have pale yellow forewings, each with a dark brown line along the costa, another around the thorax at the base, and a diagonal broken dark brown line from the middle of the wing to the wingtip. The hindwings are dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
This species is easily confused with Philobota latifissella, which is superficially similar but has different structures in the genitalia.
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. 270.
Volume 2 (1920), pp. 383-384.
(written 29 January 2017, updated 5 October 2018, 10 April 2019, 4 October 2020)