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Crepidochares neblinae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Eriocottidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Crepidochares

Crepidochares neblinae is a moth in the Eriocottidae family. It was described by Davis in 1990. It is found in Venezuela.

The length of the forewings is about 8 mm for males and 8.2-8.6 mm for females. The forewings are light grey, heavily irorrated with fuscous and most scales with dark fuscous tips. There are three distinct, irregular bands of dark fuscous traversing the outer half of the wing. There are small patches of cream scales scattered along the costa and the termen. The hindwings are uniform grey. Adults have been recorded on wing in December.

Etymology

The species is named for Cerro de la Neblina, the type locality.

References

Crepidochares neblinae Wikipedia


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