Girish Mahajan

Aristotelia salicifungiella

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

Aristotelia salicifungiella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Clemens in 1865. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from California, Illinois, Ohio and Ontario.

The forewings are red, irregularly marked with whitish. Near the base is a whitish band powdered with dark fuscous, which curves across the fold, including the inner margin, and reaches the middle of the wing. The part beneath the fold is tinged with reddish and sometimes with pale brownish. Adjoining this band exteriorly, is a dark brownish-red, curved band, which does not cross the fold. On the costa are three small white spots, one near the tip, one about the middle and one exterior to the brownish-red band. The margin of the wing is powdered with dark fuscous. The hindwings are dark grey.

References

Aristotelia salicifungiella Wikipedia


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