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Hellinsia caras

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pterophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hellinsia
Hellinsia caras

Hellinsia caras is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in Ecuador and Peru.

The wingspan is 26–27 mm. The forewings are ochreous-white to silvery-white and the marking are brown. The hindwings and fringes are silvery white. Adults are on wing in March and October, at an altitude of 3,000 to 3,450 meters.

Etymology

In mediaeval times the Caras people were a tribe in Ecuador.

References

Hellinsia caras Wikipedia


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