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Desmia melaleucalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Desmia

Desmia melaleucalis is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Hampson in 1899. It is found in Ecuador.

The wingspan is about 30 mm. The forewings are purplish black with a short hyaline streak below the base of the cell and a triangular spot in the end of the cell, as well as a slight discoidal lunule. The hindwings are hyaline white, with a purplish black base, costa and terminal area.

References

Desmia melaleucalis Wikipedia


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