Samiksha Jaiswal

Emmelina buscki

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pterophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Emmelina
Emmelina buscki

Emmelina buscki is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in North America, including Florida and Mexico, but has also been recorded from Costa Rica and Jamaica.

The wingspan is 20–21 mm. Adults are tawny or brownish white, the abdomen with a slight brown dorsal stripe and some brown scales on the sides and below. The forewings are whitish tawny with scattered brown scales forming a dot in the cell and a dash before the cleft which projects toward a costal spot beyond the base of the cleft. The fringes are grey brown. The hindwings and fringes are grey-brown. Adults are on wing in February, August, September and December.

The larvae feed on Ipomoea indica. They skeletonise the young leaves of their host plant.

References

Emmelina buscki Wikipedia


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