(also known as Philobota phauloscopa)
Philobota mathematica Group
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has white forewings, each with a brown costa. The hindwings are off-white. The head and thorax are off-white, athough the side of the thorax are brown. 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, p. 282.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume VIII (1883), p. 482.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015, 1 December 2019)