Neha Patil

Argyrotaenia magnuncus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Argyrotaenia

Argyrotaenia magnuncus is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Ecuador (Cotopaxi Province, Azuay Province).

The wingspan is about 17 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is brown with a slight grey admixture and numerous creamish and blackish dots and ill-defined grey-brown markings. The hindwings cream.

Etymology

The species name refers to the size of the uncus and is derived from Latin magnus (meaning large).

References

Argyrotaenia magnuncus Wikipedia


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