Puneet Varma

Arbelodes mondeensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Cossidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Arbelodes

Arbelodes mondeensis is a moth in the Cossidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it has been recorded from the Eastern Cape. The habitat consists of thickets and tree clumps.

The length of the forewings is about 8.5 mm. The forewings are glossy light yellowish-olive with a brown terminal band edged by a wave-like line of ivory yellow. The hindwings are light yellowish-olive with a brown band at the outer half of the wing.

Etymology

The species name refers to Kleinemonde, the type locality.

References

Arbelodes mondeensis Wikipedia


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