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Elachista planca

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Elachistidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Elachista

Elachista planca is a moth of the Elachistidae family that is endemic to Kenya.

The wingspan is about 9.6 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is brownish grey, indistinctly delimited whitish transverse fascia. There is a white spot on the costa and another similar spot slightly before it at the tornus. The fringe scales in the apex are white, but otherwise grey. The hindwings, including the fringe, are pale brownish grey.

Etymology

The species name refers to the shape of the signum and is derived from Latin planca (meaning board).

References

Elachista planca Wikipedia


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