Samiksha Jaiswal

Teleiopsis baldiana

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

Teleiopsis baldiana is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from California.

The wingspan is 19–21 mm. The forewings are bluish white, overlaid with fuscous, black and brown scales and with a rather well defined outwardly oblique fasciae of black raised scales from near the base of the costa to the basal fourth of the dorsum. There is an ill-defined light fuscous spot on the middle of costa, as well as an ill defined transverse shade of fuscous over the end of the cell, edged exteriorly by a narrow nearly unmottled white fascia. There is also a short transverse streak of black and brown raised scales at the end of the cell and the tip of the wing is overlaid with fuscous.

The larvae feed on Toxicodendron diversilobum. They roll the leaves of their host plant.

References

Teleiopsis baldiana Wikipedia


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