Philobota trigonosema (Turner, 1937)
(formerly known as Eulechria trigonosema)
Philobota cirrhocephala Group
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philobota trigonosema
(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:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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, 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.


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    (written 3 December 2018)