Rahul Sharma

Anarsia dryinopa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Scientific name  Anarsia dryinopa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anarsia
Rank  Species
Anarsia dryinopa

Anarsia dryinopa is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It is known from Australia and the warmer regions of New Zealand in both the North and the South Islands.

The wingspan is 14–17 mm. The forewings are rather dark fuscous, irregularly irrorated (speckled) with white and with several small undefined dark spots on the costa. There are numerous scattered undefined dots and dashes of black scales irrorated with whitish. The hindwings are fuscous, thinly scaled and semitransparent towards base, darker posteriorly.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on the phyllodes and in galls on Acacia species in Australia and in New Zealand they have been reared from the foliage of Acacia longifolia, Acacia melanoxylon and Albizzia julibrissin.

References

Anarsia dryinopa Wikipedia


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