Harman Patil

Microcolona phalarota

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Elachistidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Microcolona

Microcolona phalarota is a moth in the Elachistidae family. It is found in India (Assam).

The wingspan is 10-11 mm. The forewings are ochreous-brown with a narrow costal and median and broader dorsal streaks and the entire apical third of the wing dark grey, irrorated with blackish. There is an irregular ochreous-white blotch along the dorsum from the base to one-fourth of the wing, terminated by a large blackish tuft. There is a rounded ochreous-white blotch resting on the costa before the middle, containing an elongate black first discal stigma. There are leaden-metallic spots on the tornus and the middle of the termen, as well as a blackish-grey tuft in the disc between these. The hindwings are grey.

References

Microcolona phalarota Wikipedia


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