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Homaloxestis quadralis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lecithoceridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Homaloxestis

Homaloxestis quadralis is a moth in the Lecithoceridae family. It was described by K.T. Park & B.K. Byun in 2007. It is found in the Philippines (Palawan).

The wingspan is 15–16 mm. The forewings are brownish to dark brown, the costa with a broad creamy white band along the margin dorsally. The hindwings are pale grey.

Etymology

The species name refers to the shape of the distal part of the valva and is derived from Latin quadra (meaning rectangular).

References

Homaloxestis quadralis Wikipedia


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