Supriya Ghosh

Hellinsia papallacta

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

Hellinsia papallacta is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in Ecuador.

The wingspan is 23 mm. The forewings are ochreous and the markings are dark brown and ferruginous. The hindwings and fringes are brown-grey. Adults are on wing in December, at an altitude of 2,750 m.

Etymology

The species is named after the locality where it was collected, the town of Papallacta.

References

Hellinsia papallacta Wikipedia


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