Neha Patil

Teldenia melanosticta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Drepanidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Teldenia

Teldenia melanosticta is a moth in the Drepanidae family. It was described by Wilkinson in 1967. It is found on Fergusson Island and in New Guinea.

The length of the forewings is 9.5-12 mm for males and 10.5-14.5 mm for females. The forewings have a double postmedial and single subterminal and terminal fasciae. The distal line of the postmedial fascia is thin and pale brown and the proximal line is reduced to dark brown spots. The subterminal fascia is light brown and the terminal fascia dark brown, sometimes reduced to spots between the veins. The hindwings are similar, but the postmedial fascia retains its position and the subterminal fascia ends at the anal angle.

References

Teldenia melanosticta Wikipedia


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