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Catharylla gigantea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Catharylla
Catharylla gigantea

Catharylla gigantea is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is found in French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil (Amazonas).

The length of the forewings is 13.5–14.5 mm for males and 17.5–22 mm for females. The forewings are snow white with a wide brown to dark brown costal line from the base to the apex. The median and subterminal transverse lines are faded brown. There are dark brown spots on the termen, forming a more or less continuous line. The hindwings are snow white with dark brown marginal spots.

Etymology

The species name is derived from Latin giganteus (meaning very large).

References

Catharylla gigantea Wikipedia


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