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Tunnel Concealer Moth - Philobota ellenella

Family Oecophoridae

This page contains information and pictures about Tunnel Concealer Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
Quite a number of Tunnel Concealer Moths were found in Karawatha Forest on August 2007. The moth has colourful long wings. 
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The larvae of genus Philobota are known living in vertical tunnel on soil. They come out and feed on grasses and herbaceous plants growing on soil surface. Some species feed on dead gumtree leaves. 
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1. Philobota ellenella (Newman, 1856) - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.

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Last updated: August 02, 2011.