Trisha Shetty

Technographa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Glossata
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Infraorder  Heteroneura

Technographa is a genus of moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It contains the species Technographa ephestris, which is found in Sri Lanka.

The wingspan is 16–18 mm. The forewings are orange with a blackish dot on the base of the costa. There is a fascia near the base composed of two irregular dark fuscous lines mixed with leaden-metallic coincident at the extremities. There is a similar irregular transverse line at one-fourth, closely followed by a moderate dark fuscous fascia, narrowed on the costa and dilated on the dorsum. There is a round dark fuscous dot mixed with leaden-metallic in the middle of the disc and a moderate inwards-curved fascia of fuscous suffusion from about three-fourths of the costa to the tornus, marked with a strongly inwards-oblique leaden-metallic streak from the costa, a dot below the middle, and a longitudinal mark on the tornus. There are also three similar longitudinal leaden-metallic marks on the termen, and one on the costa before the apex, more or less surrounded with fuscous suffusion. The hindwings are rather dark grey with a small whitish-ochreous patch at the tornus, above which is a hyaline groove containing a pencil of whitish-ochreous hairs.

References

Technographa Wikipedia


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