Philobota thiogramma Meyrick, 1889
Philobota mathematica Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings which each have a white edged dark brown line along the costa, and some variable scattered brown marks. The hindwings are pale brown. The head and thorax are off-white, although the sides of the thorax are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • South Australia.


    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, p. 282.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1607.

    Francis Walker,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1944), p. 260.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    Lepidoptera
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 1 December 2019)