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Syllepte melanomma

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

Syllepte melanomma is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Hampson in 1912. It is found in Nigeria.

The wingspan is 26-28 mm. The forewings are ochreous white, with somewhat oblique blackish subbasal and antemedial bands, the latter confluent with a spot on its outer side below the cell. There are somewhat quadrate blackish spots in the end of the cell and on the discocellulars, confluent on the median nervure, and a band from the lower angle of the cell to the inner margin. The terminal area is broadly blackish with a cupreous gloss and an ochreous-white postmedial bar on it from the costa to vein 6. The hindwings are ochreous white with a faint diffused dark subbasal band and a blackish discoidal spot. There is a dark postmedial band, oblique to vein 3, then bent inwards to the lower angle of the cell and oblique to above the tornus. The terminal area is blackish with a cupreous gloss, joined at vein 2 by a spur from the postmedial band and with an ochreous-white subterminal band on it from vein 4 to near the tornus.


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