(one synonym is Philobota capnochroa Lower, 1920)
Philobota arabella Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are off-white, with forewings that each have a dark base, some sparse brown speckles, some dark spots, and having one or more speckled brown ticks along the costa. The hindwings are of-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia 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, pp. 277, 289
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 44 (1920), p. 62.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), pp. 763, No. 163.
(written 5 December 2018, updated 19 January 2021)