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Argidava (insect)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Ennominae

Argidava is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae.

Contents

The List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum describes a specimen as follows:

Male. Body rather slender. Proboscis stout. Palpi porrect, pilose, hardly extending beyond the head ; third joint extremely short. Antennas moderately pectinated. Abdomen sligtly compressed, not extending beyond the hind wings ; apical tuft small, elongate. Legs smooth, slender. Wings rather broad ; exterior border hardly festooned. Fore wings acute ; costa straight ; exterior border slightly convex and oblique.

Species

The Index of Scientific Names lists the following names:

  • Argidava irrorata
  • Argidava maculata
  • Argidava punctata Butl.
  • Argidava sparsularia, a subjective synonym of subviduata Meyrick 1892
  • Argidava subviduata Walker, [1863]
  • Argidava subviduata

    The List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum describes a specimen as follows:

    Male. Pale slaty cinereous. Head blackish brown in front. Wings very thinly and minutely black-speckled. Fore wings with the interior and submarginal lines composed of black dots ; a black dot near the base, and a black elongated discal spot ; marginal points black. Hind wings with some trace of the submarginal line of dots. Length of the body 5 lines ; of the wings 12 lines.

    a. Australia. From Mr. Damel's collection.

    References

    Argidava (insect) Wikipedia


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