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Cuproxena aequitana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cuproxena

Cuproxena aequitana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Napo Province, Ecuador.

The wingspan is 19.5 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is yellowish cream, forming an elongate-triangular area along the costa, but the costal edge is rust coloured. The base of the wing and the dorsum are suffused with ferruginous and the subterminal portion of the wing is paler, followed by a ferruginous cream terminal area. The hindwings are cream with a cream ferruginous apical area.

Etymology

The species name refers to the uniform colouration and is derived from Latin aequitas (meaning uniformity, evenness).

References

Cuproxena aequitana Wikipedia


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