Samiksha Jaiswal

Scrobipalpa erichiodes

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

Scrobipalpa erichiodes is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Bidzilya and Li in 2010. It is found in China (Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang).

The wingspan is 9–10 mm. The forewings are covered with light grey, brown-tipped scales. There is a large black spot at one-third and a small black spot at two-thirds length of the costal margin. There is also a diffused black spot at the base near the posterior margin and there are two small black dots at the base of the cell and large black spot, sometimes separated into two small dots, at corner of the cell.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Lycium barbarum.

Etymology

The species name refers to the close relationship with Scrobipalpa erichi.

References

Scrobipalpa erichiodes Wikipedia


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