(formerly known as Mesolecta xanthastis)
Philobota embologramma Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with one or two brown stripes along the costa, a ragged dark brown submarginal arc, and three or four dark brown spots. The hindwings are brown. Head is yellow, and the thorax is brown with a yellow crest on the the meta-thorax. 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, pp. 266, 285-286.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Number 4 (1889), p. 1602, No. 626 (163b).
(written 6 December 2018)