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
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)