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Spinipogon virginanus

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

Spinipogon virginanus is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found on the British Virgin Islands.

The wingspan is about 9 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is whitish cream, with weak yellowish suffusions and brownish dots and strigulae (fine streaks). The markings are yellowish brown, but browner at the costa and mixed with brownish grey at the dorsum. The hindwings are pale brownish grey, but darker on the periphery.

Etymology

The species name refers to the Virgin Islands, where the type locality is located.

References

Spinipogon virginanus Wikipedia


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