Girish Mahajan

Aristotelia argodecta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Aristotelia

Aristotelia argodecta is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1918. It is found in Sri Lanka.

The wingspan is about 7 mm. The forewings are brown with narrow transverse white spots from the dorsum at two-fifths and the tornus, and from the costa beyond these at two-fifths and four-fifths. The plical and first discal stigmata are represented by cloudy dark fuscous marks following the first dorsal and costal spots respectively, the second discal by a dark fuscous dot following the apex of the tornal spot and finely white-edged posteriorly. There are several minute white marginal dots around the apex. The hindwings are rather dark fuscous.

References

Aristotelia argodecta Wikipedia


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