Girish Mahajan

Surattha invectalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Surattha

Surattha invectalis is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Walker in 1863. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia (Java), Myanmar, and Kenya.

Description

Wingspan is about 22-30mm in male and 26-32mm in female. Fore wings with veins 4,5 stalked. It is a greyish ochreous moth and irrorated with fuscous. Fore wings with indistinct pale waved antemedial line, with fuscous suffusion on the edges. There are similar more distinct medial and postmedial lines, where the latter angled on vein 5, the former with dentate dark marks on its outer edge, with latter on its inner. A white spot beyond discocellulars. A marginal black specks series and a line through the cilia. Hind wings pale or dark fuscous, rarely pure white.

References

Surattha invectalis Wikipedia


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