Rahul Sharma

Schizovalva rhodochra

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Schizovalva

Schizovalva rhodochra is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1913. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 17–18 mm. The forewings are rosy-ochreous, the costa suffused with light yellow-ochreous and the costal edge black at the base. There is a black streak along the basal third of the dorsum and the plical stigma is well-marked and black. The second discal is minute, blackish, between this and the termen is a spot of fuscous suffusion and there is a more or less developed fuscous spot on the costa at two-thirds, sometimes little marked. A few fuscous scales are found on the termen. The hindwings are grey.

References

Schizovalva rhodochra Wikipedia


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