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Onebala iridosoma

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Onebala

Onebala iridosoma is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1918. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland.

The wingspan is 11-12 mm. The forewings are dark fuscous with three irregular pale blue-metallic transverse streaks, obtusely angulated and interrupted above the middle, the first from near the base of the costa to one-third of the dorsum, the second from one-third of the costa to beyond the middle of the dorsum, the third from three-fifth of the costa to two-third of the dorsum, the two latter with white on the costal edge. There is some brownish-ochreous suffusion between these on the subdorsal area, as well as a curved brownish-ochreous line from above the middle of the third streak to four-fifths of the dorsum. There is also a violet-silvery metallic subterminal streak, angulated above the middle and indented between this and the costa. The apical and terminal area beyond this brownish-ochreous, with four blackish longitudinal marks, and a black marginal line. The hindwings are blackish-grey, lighter anteriorly.

References

Onebala iridosoma Wikipedia


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