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Idiophantis pandata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Idiophantis

Idiophantis pandata is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Bradley in 1961. It is found on Guadalcanal.

The wingspan is about 10 mm. The forewings are mustard yellow with a large, quadrate, plumbago-grey marking, with an admixture of mustard yellow, occupying the distal half of the wing except marginal strips along the costa and termen. The inner edge of this marking is bordered by a dull violet-black line. There is a plumbago grey strigula from the middle of the costa extending very obliquely outwards and merging with the outer corner of quadrate blotch, finely edged with dull violet-black scales along the inner margin immediately below the costa. There is a plumbago grey subterminal line oblique from the costa at about four-fifths to beyond the outer corner of the quadrate blotch, then directly transverse and expanding to occupy the tornal area, lightened with an admixture of whitish near the costa, the margins edged black. There is also a thin white line from the apex to the end of the indentation in the termen. The hindwings are light grey.

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Idiophantis pandata Wikipedia


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