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Cryptolechia peditata

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

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

The length of the forewings is 12.5–13 mm. The forewings are brown, the costal margin with a whitish yellow spot halfway and at one-sixth. There is a dark brown dot in the middle of the cell, at the end of the cell and at the middle of the fold. The hindwings are grey.

Etymology

The species name refers to the footshaped valva and is derived from Latin peditatus (meaning foot).

References

Cryptolechia peditata Wikipedia


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