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Crocanthes eurypyra

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lecithoceridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Crocanthes

Crocanthes eurypyra is a moth in the Lecithoceridae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1918. It is found in New Guinea.

The wingspan is about 16 mm. The forewings are orange with dark purple-fuscous markings. There is a basal patch, the outer edge rather convex, running from one-third of the costa to before one-fourth of the dorsum, connected by a slender costal streak with the terminal band. A somewhat pentagonal spot in is found in the middle of the disc and a terminal band, with the edge slightly concave, runs from three-fourths of the costa to just before the tornus. The hindwings are orange with dark fuscous markings. There is a small basal patch, hardly extending to one-fifth of the wing and a trapezoidal spot in the disc at two-fifths, broadest above. There is also an apical fascia, broad on the costa, attenuated to below the middle of the termen.

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Crocanthes eurypyra Wikipedia


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