Trisha Shetty

Erechthias darwini

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tineidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Erechthias
Erechthias darwini

Erechthias darwini is a moth of the Tineidae family. It is endemic to St. Paul’s Rocks, a group of 15 small islets and rocks in the central equatorial Atlantic Ocean. It was first recorded by Charles Darwin.

The length of the forewings is about 6 mm. Adults are small and brown.

The larvae have been collected from seabird nests where they probably feed on seaweed.

References

Erechthias darwini Wikipedia


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