(formerly known as Nephogenes thiocrossa)
Philobota mathematica Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings which each have a variety of brown markings including a sinuous submarginal arc of dots, and a brown line along the costa and across the base. The hindwings are a more uniform pale 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. 282.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 41 (1917), p. 97.
(written 19 March 2016, updated 20 October 2018)