(formerly known as Eulechria trigonosema)
Philobota cirrhocephala Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each having patchy patterns including two wide ragged off-white bands converging near the middle of the hind margin. The hindwings are pale brown darkening 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. 289-90.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VI,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 62 (1937), pp. 98-99, No. 655.
(written 3 December 2018)