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Sophronia sagittans

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

Sophronia sagittans is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1923. It is found in Palestine.

The wingspan is 13–14 mm. The forewings are ochreous-fulvous or ochreous-brown with a white streak, attenuated basally, along the costa, the anterior margin of the forewing, from the base to near the middle, then leaving the costa and narrowed to beyond the middle. There is a very oblique white striga (pointed, rigid hairlike scale or bristle) from the costa at two-thirds, near the termen acutely angulated to the tornus, edged posteriorly with dark grey speckling which is strongest in the disc, and preceded in the angle by a fine black dash. There are two or sometimes three inwards-oblique white marks on the costa posteriorly, followed by two black marks before the apex. The hindwings are grey.

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Sophronia sagittans Wikipedia


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