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Philobota lysizona

A concealer moth

 

The forewings of Philobota lysizona and Eusemocosma pruinosa  have complex dark markings on a white background.  There are differences  between the species , but they can be difficult to see, especially if the moth is a little worn.

 

A simple distinction is the thorax colour.  The E. pruinosa thorax is fully white, although closed wing specimens  show a few black scales crossing the body just behind  the thorax.  The P. lysizona thorax is white with a prominent black band across it.

 

Both species have yellow heads.  In P. lysizona it is more prominent, but it fades with wear, and over time in set specimens.  E. pruinosa has a more subtle yellow head which fades even more.

 

E. pruinosa is the smaller species with narrower forewings and more pointed hindwings.

 

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Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Boro, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Paul4K Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by AlisonMilton Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Coree, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by tpreston Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by Christine Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by SWishart Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2021 by HelenCross Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at O'Connor, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by kasiaaus Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by JohnBundock Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Dunlop, ACT - 25 Oct 2019 by CathB Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Conder, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by michaelb Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 22 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Oct 2019 by KMcCue Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 14 Oct 2019 by SWishart Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by SWishart Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by Bron Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by natureguy Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Oct 2018 by michaelb Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018 by natureguy Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Oct 2018 by simonstratford Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Oct 2017 by JohnBundock Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2017 by SWishart Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Conder, ACT - 24 Oct 2017 by michaelb Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Oct 2017 by ibaird Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Fadden, ACT - 28 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 22 Oct 2016 by JudithRoach Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 9 Oct 2016 by Ryl
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Boro, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Paul4K
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by AlisonMilton
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Coree, ACT - 20 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by Christine
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by SWishart
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at O'Connor, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by kasiaaus
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 30 Oct 2019 by JohnBundock
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Dunlop, ACT - 25 Oct 2019 by CathB
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Conder, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by michaelb
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 22 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Oct 2019 by KMcCue
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 14 Oct 2019 by SWishart
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by Bron
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Oct 2018 by michaelb
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Oct 2018 by simonstratford
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Oct 2017 by JohnBundock
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2017 by SWishart
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Conder, ACT - 24 Oct 2017 by michaelb
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Oct 2017 by ibaird
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Fadden, ACT - 28 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 22 Oct 2016 by JudithRoach
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 9 Oct 2016 by Ryl

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Species information

  • Philobota lysizona Scientific name
  • A concealer moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1452.59m Recorded at altitude
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