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Symmetrischema cestrivora

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Symmetrischema

Symmetrischema cestrivora is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Clarke in 1950. It is found in Argentina (Tucuman).

The wingspan is 15–19 mm. The forewings are light ochraceous-buff, variously marked with darker streaks and suffusion. The base is blackish-fuscous mixed with buckthorn-brown scales, the latter colour extending slightly along the dorsal margin. There is a narrow black streak from the middle of the costa to the outer two-thirds and a buckthorn-brown longitudinal streak from the base of the wing extending to the apex, where it merges with terminal black scaling. The tornus is suffused with buckthorn brown. The hindwings are greyish fuscous, slightly darker apically and with fuscous scaling on the underside.

The larvae feed on Cestrum lorentzianum.

References

Symmetrischema cestrivora Wikipedia


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