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Phiala esomelana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Eupterotidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Phiala

Phiala esomelana is a moth in the Eupterotidae family. It was described by Bethune-Baker in 1927. It is found in Cameroon.

The wingspan is 60-64 mm for males and about 58 mm for females. The forewings, costa and outer half of the males are black, the basal portion below the costal vein white and with all the wings somewhat hyaline. The hindwings are white, with the outer margin black, invading the nervures and so scalloping the black margin. Both wings of the females are white, subhyaline and with the outer margins black and scalloped along the veins. There are traces of an interrupted black transverse postmedian band on the forewings.

References

Phiala esomelana Wikipedia


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