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Petrophila heppneri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Petrophila

Petrophila heppneri is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by A. Blanchard and Knudson in 1983. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Texas.

The length of the forewings is 4.3-7.1 mm for males and 4.8-9.4 mm for females. The ground colour of the forewings is white with fuscous, orange and silver maculation. The ground colour of the hindwings is white. The antemedial fascia is fuscous from the anal angle to near the costa, with orange scaling centrally. There is a subterminal row of five black spots, preceded by an orange shade and separated by five metallic silver spots.

Etymology

The species is named for Dr. John B. Heppner, who first reported the existence of the species.

References

Petrophila heppneri Wikipedia


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