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Deltoplastis coercita

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

Deltoplastis coercita is a moth in the Lecithoceridae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1923. It is found in southern India.

The wingspan is 12-13 mm. The forewings are violet-fuscous, slightly whitish-sprinkled, with a broad streak of blackish-fuscous suffusion on the basal fourth of the costa, posteriorly suffused and undefined. There is an irregular-edged triangular blackish fuscous white-edged patch extending on the dorsum from the base to the middle, the apex reaching two-thirds across the wing near before the middle, the space between this and the costal streak suffused whitish. There is a very oblique blackish white-edged strigula on the costa before the middle, the second discal stigma forming a small blackish white-edged spot, sometimes a smaller similar spot beneath it. There is a suffused dark fuscous subterminal fascia of which the discal portion is expanded into a broad blotch reaching the second discal stigma, edged beneath and posteriorly by white scales, a small white mark on the costa preceding this. There is also a blackish terminal line. The hindwings are light grey, thinly scaled and whitish-tinged anteriorly.

References

Deltoplastis coercita Wikipedia


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