Samiksha Jaiswal

Aristotelia primipilana

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

Aristotelia primipilana is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1923. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Florida and Ontario.

The wingspan is 9-10 mm. The forewings are fulvous, with the costal edge infuscated, towards the apex blackish. There is a white basal dot beneath the costa and there are three slender silver-metallic fasciae becoming snow-white towards the costa, the first at one-fourth, hardly curved, oblique and sometimes obsolescent on the dorsum, the second median, straight, and the third slightly incurved, from beyond three-fourths of the costa rather inwards-oblique to the tornus, with indistinct small black dots representing the stigmata, the plical on the anterior edge of the second fascia, the discal on the posterior edge of the second and the anterior edge of the third. The hindwings are rather dark grey.

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Aristotelia primipilana Wikipedia


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