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Schacontia nyx

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

Schacontia nyx is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is found in northern Venezuela.

The length of the forewings is 6–7 mm. The antemedial and postmedial lines on the forewings are darkened at the medial area and white towards the basal and postmedial areas. The hindwings are white, but shaded greyish brown towards the margin. Adults have been recorded on wing from March to May.

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to Nyx, the primordial goddess of the night.

References

Schacontia nyx Wikipedia


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