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Hellinsia pichincha

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

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

The wingspan is 24 mm. The forewings are pale yellow and the markings are dark brown. The hindwings are grey and the fringes are pale ochreous-grey. Adults are on wing in November, at an altitude of 2,650 meters.

Etymology

The species is named after the province of its occurrence: Pichincha.

References

Hellinsia pichincha Wikipedia


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