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Hellinsia cuculla

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pterophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hellinsia
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Hellinsia cuculla is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in Ecuador.

The wingspan is 16 mm. The forewings are pale ochreous and the marking are brown. The hindwings and fringes are brown-grey. Adults are on wing in April, at an altitude of 2,030 m.

Etymology

The name cuculla (meaning cap) reflects the shape of the saccular process in the right valve.

References

Hellinsia cuculla Wikipedia


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