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Stenoptilia mengeli

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pterophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Stenoptilia
Similar  Stenoptilia zophodactylus, Stenoptilia pterodactyla, Stenoptilia, Pterophoridae

Stenoptilia mengeli is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in Greenland and Nunavut, Canada.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. The head, palpi, thorax, abdomen and legs are dark ashy grey. A fine white line occurs over each eye. The forewings are ashy grey and glistening. There are a few dark fuscous scales on the first lobe, forming an ill-defined longitudinal stripe on the middle. There is also a fuscous spot at the end of the cleft and a less distinct one on the middle of the cell. The hindwings are ashy grey.

References

Stenoptilia mengeli Wikipedia


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