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Demiophila

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Division  Ditrysia
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Superfamily  Gelechioidea

Demiophila is a moth genus in the subfamily Autostichinae. It contains the species Demiophila psaphara, which is found in Sri Lanka.

The wingspan is 17–21 mm. The forewings are whitish-ochreous, more or less sprinkled with fuscous and with a dark fuscous dot on the base of the costa, and another beneath it. The stigmata are moderate, dark fuscous, the plical elongate and often small, obliquely beyond the first discal. There is an almost marginal series of dark fuscous dots around the termen and apical portion of the costa. The hindwings are pale whitish-ochreous-grey or whitish-ochreous.

References

Demiophila Wikipedia


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