(formerly known as Antidica pseudomorpha)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves of
The adult moth has off-white forewings, each with a brown stripe along the middle. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. The head and thorax are off-white. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:
This species is similar to Philobota pilipes, but has darker forewings, is slightly larger, and has ciliations on the antenna that are not arranged in tufts.
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. 326.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VI,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 62 (1937), p. 85, No. 529.
(written 21 February 2021)