Neha Patil

Scirpophaga ochritinctalis

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

Scirpophaga ochritinctalis is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Hampson in 1919. It is found in Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (West Kasai, Bas Congo), Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The wingspan is 24–31 mm for males and 27–39 mm for females. The forewings of the males are pale ochreous white and the hindwings are white. Females have very pale yellowish white forewings and white hindwings with an ochreous yellow anal tuft.

References

Scirpophaga ochritinctalis Wikipedia


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