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Phyllonorycter umukarus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Phyllonorycter

Phyllonorycter umukarus is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found in south-western Rwanda. The habitat consists of open clearings in montane wet forests at an altitude of about 1,800 meters.

The length of the forewings is 2.95–3.14 mm. The forewings are ochreous with golden shine and with shiny silver white markings. The hindwings are greyish beige with a long fringe of the same shading as the hindwings. Adults are on wing in early August.

The larvae feed on Triumfetta cordifolia.

Etymology

The specific epithet is derived from the vernacular adjective umukara, meaning "black" in Kirwanda, referring to the large black band between the first and second forewing fasciae.

References

Phyllonorycter umukarus Wikipedia


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