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Teleiodes kaitilai

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

Teleiodes kaitilai is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Russia (the southern Ural and southern Buryatia). The habitat consists of taiga forests.

The wingspan is 14.5–16.5 mm. The forewings are fuscous, densely mottled with dark brown scales. Forewing markings are more or less distinct blackish-brown spots. The hindwings are fuscous. Adults are on wing from mid-June to mid-July.

The larvae possibly feed on Larix sibirica.

Etymology

The species is named in honour of Mr. Jari-Pekka Kaitila, who was the first to recognize that the specimens representing Teleiodes kaitilai, are not conspecific with Teleiodes saltuum.

References

Teleiodes kaitilai Wikipedia


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