Neha Patil

Microcolona pycnitis

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

Microcolona pycnitis is a moth in the Elachistidae family. It is found in Sri Lanka.

The wingspan is 9-13 mm. The forewings are fuscous with large tufts above the dorsum at one-fourth and the middle of the wing, edged with whitish-ochreous or whitish. The discal stigmata is blackish edged with whitish-ochreous or whitish. There is an elongate dark fuscous mark on the costa at two-thirds, edged laterally with whitish-ochreous or whitish. There are three costal and one terminal cloudy dark fuscous dots towards the apex, partially pale-edged. The hindwings are grey.

References

Microcolona pycnitis Wikipedia


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