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Sparganothoides torusana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sparganothoides

Sparganothoides torusana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Mexico (Veracruz) and Costa Rica.

The length of the forewings is 6.1–7 mm for males and 6.8–7.4 mm for females. The ground colour of the forewings is brownish yellow to golden yellow, with scattered orange and brown scaling. The hindwings are brownish yellow near the base, becoming yellowish grey or grey toward the margins. Adults have been recorded on wing in July and October in Mexico and in October, December and March in Costa Rica.

Etymology

The species name refers to the protuberances of the head and is derived from Latin torus (meaning a round swelling).

References

Sparganothoides torusana Wikipedia


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