Samiksha Jaiswal

Scrobipalpula caustonae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Scrobipalpula

Scrobipalpula caustonae is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Landry in 2010. It is found on the Galapagos Islands.

The length of the forewings is 3.5–4 mm. The forewings are creamy white with a diffuse pattern of brown, mostly tinged orange lightly, with darker brown patches sub- and postmedially along the midline. The hindwings are white.

Etymology

The species is named for Charlotte Causton, former head of Charles Darwin Research Station's Department of Invertebrates.

References

Scrobipalpula caustonae Wikipedia


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