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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Species  G. clavicularis

Glycerophthora is a genus of moth in the family Gelechiidae. It contains the species Glycerophthora clavicularis, which is found in Malaysia.

The wingspan is 11–12 mm. The forewings are ochreous-yellow, slightly speckled brownish and dark fuscous and there are small dark fuscous spots on the costa at the base and one-sixth, and one rather larger at two-fifths and a somewhat 8-shaped brownish transverse blotch in the disc at two-fifths, partially edged dark fuscous. There is a triangular dark fuscous blotch extending on the costa from the middle to three-fourths and reaching half across the wing, enclosing a pale yellowish dot on the costa, its apex brownish and representing second the discal stigma. There is a slender irregular dark fuscous terminal fascia, irregularly expanded in the middle. The hindwings are rather dark grey.

The larvae feed on Garcinia mangostana. Pupation takes place in a white silken cocoon.


Glycerophthora Wikipedia

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