Girish Mahajan

Mictopsichia shuara

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Mictopsichia

Mictopsichia shuara is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Ecuador.

The wingspan is about 17 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is yellowish cream, densely reticulate (net like) brownish and more yellow along the costa. The hindwings are yellowish cream, tinged orange between markings posteriorly.

Etymology

The species is named for the indigenous group of the Shuar who live in the region around Macas where the species was found.

References

Mictopsichia shuara Wikipedia


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