Rahul Sharma

Armatophallus hackeri

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

Armatophallus hackeri is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Yemen and Ethiopia.

The wingspan is 13.8–14 mm. The forewings are light brown with the costal margin irregularly mottled with black, and with a small black spot near the base and a big spot at three-fourths, as well as a diffuse black pattern of irregular shape near the base. Two black dots are found in the middle of the wing, and a small black dot in the corner of the cell, as well as a whitish diffuse spot at three-fourths on the costal margin. The hindwings are grey. Adults have been recorded on wing in mid-November and early May.

Etymology

The species is named in honour of Hermann Hacker, who collected the type series.

References

Armatophallus hackeri Wikipedia


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