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Argyrotaenia rufina

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

Argyrotaenia rufina is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Peru.

The wingspan is about 18.5 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is cream ferruginous, tinged with greyish in the middle posteriorly and strigulated (finely streaked) with ferruginous. The hindwings are dark grey-brown, but paler basally.

Etymology

The species name refers to the colouration of the costa of the forewings and is derived from Latin rufus (meaning rust).

References

Argyrotaenia rufina Wikipedia


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