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Cryptolechia dorsoprojecta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Depressariidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cryptolechia

Cryptolechia dorsoprojecta is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by Wang in 2006. It is found in China (Fujian).

The length of the forewings is 15-16 mm. The forewings are orange-yellow, with dense brown scales, becoming denser at the base. The costal margin has a large dark brown blotch at about three-fourth the length, diffused downward to the tornus. The apex is brown, forming a somewhat broad fascia along the termen and joined with the blotch at the tornus. There is a dark brown dot set at the middle of the cell and at two-thirds of the fold. The hindwings are deep grey.

Etymology

The species name refers to the large dorsal process of the sacculus and is derived from Latin dorso- (meaning dorsal) and projectus (meaning prominent).

References

Cryptolechia dorsoprojecta Wikipedia


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