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Scirpophaga occidentella

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

Scirpophaga occidentella is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Walker in 1863. It is found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Tanzania.

The wingspan is 16–22 mm for males and 20–30 mm for females. The fore- and hindwings are white. Females have a pale ochreous white anal tuft.

The larvae feed on Oryza sativa.

References

Scirpophaga occidentella Wikipedia


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