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Pelocnistis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Species  P. xylozona

Pelocnistis is a genus of moth in the family Gelechiidae. It contains the species Pelocnistis xylozona, which is found in Brazil.

The wingspan is about 9 mm. The forewings are light greyish-ochreous irrorated dark grey and with an obscure rather narrow direct median fascia of brownish and dark grey sutfusion, a dark grey dot on this indicating the plical stigma. There are two obscure spots of darker suffusion on the costa and beyond this, and some clouding towards the apex, as well as a fuseous raised tuft above the tornus. The hindwings are rather dark grey.

References

Pelocnistis Wikipedia


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