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Arotrophora tubulosa

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

Arotrophora tubulosa is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found on Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean.

The wingspan is about 21 mm. The forewings are brownish with a pink-violet hue and strigulated (finely streaked) with red brown. The basal area is white with a blackish spot at the costa, followed by a yellowish suffusion. The hindwings are brownish, but paler basally.

Etymology

The species name refers to the shape of the antrum and is derived from Latin tubulus (meaning small tube).

References

Arotrophora tubulosa Wikipedia


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