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Sympycnodes interstincta

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

Sympycnodes interstincta is a species of moth of the Cossidae family. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Western Australia and South Australia. The habitat consists of dry woodland and coastal woodland.

The wingspan is 35–36 mm for males and 40–43 mm for females. The forewing background colour is cream to pale grey, but light brown along the inner margin. There are numerous dark brown speckles and dark brown scales. The hindwings are fuscous with darker speckles along the tornus, termen and apex.

Etymology

The species name refers to the speckled appearance of the forewings and is derived from interstincta (meaning speckled).

References

Sympycnodes interstincta Wikipedia


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