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Sympycnodes digitata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Cossidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sympycnodes

Sympycnodes digitata is a species of moth of the Cossidae family. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded along the eastern coast and tablelands from the Queensland to Victoria. The habitat consists of wet sclerophyll forests.

The wingspan is 18–38 mm for males and 34–51 mm for females. The forewings are light fuscous with two dark brown spots surrounded by white scales. Adults have been recorded on wing from mid-November to the end of February.

Etymology

The species name refers to the finger-like projection of the saccus in the male genitalia and is derived from digitata (meaning with a finger).

References

Sympycnodes digitata Wikipedia


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