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Anarsia molybdota

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

Anarsia molybdota is a species of moth of the family Gelechiidae. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

The wingspan is 10–14 mm. The forewings are fuscous, irrorated with white and with a few scattered dark fuscous scales. There are obscure indications of small darker spots along the margins, and in the disc at three-fourths, as well as a well-defined triangular dark fuscous blotch on the costa about the middle, reaching half across the wing. The hindwings are whitish-fuscous, thinly scaled and semitransparent, but fuscous towards the apex and termen.

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Anarsia molybdota Wikipedia


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