Neha Patil

Anarsia ephippias

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anarsia
Anarsia ephippias
Similar  Anarsia, Acraeologa, Spilosoma obliqua, Sphenoptera, Amsacta

Anarsia ephippias is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Meyrick in 1908. It is found in India and Sri Lanka.

This wingspan is 11–12 mm. The forewings are fuscous, irrorated with grey-whitish, and irregularly sprinkled with dark fuscous. There is a subtriangular dark fuscous spot on the middle of the costa, preceded and followed by two or three indistinct, dark fuscous, oblique strigulae and sometimes five or six irregular blackish marks arranged as fragments of a median longitudinal streak, but these are often little indicated. The hindwings are grey, thinly scaled and subhyaline towards the base, darker posteriorly.

The larvae feed on Arachis hypogaea (peanuts), Acacia sp., Cajanus cajan, Glycine max, Mangifera indica, Mimosa rubicaulis, Vigna aconitifolia, Vigna mungo and Vigna radiata.

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Anarsia ephippias Wikipedia


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