Samiksha Jaiswal

Telphusa callitechna

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

Telphusa callitechna is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Guyana and French Guiana.

The wingspan is about 13 mm. The forewings are lilac-fuscous with a dark fuscous basal patch becoming blackish posteriorly, its margin edged with white and running from about one-fourth of the costa to the middle of the dorsum, rather angular, prominent near the costa and below the middle, sinuate between these. This is followed by a posteriorly undefined fascia of whitish-ochreous suffusion and there is a blackish partially whitish-circled dot towards the costa at three-fifths and a blotch of dark fuscous suffusion resting on the costa beyond this, its posterior edge oblique and suffused with blackish, followed on the costa by a whitish-ochreous spot. There are tufts towards the dorsum beyond the middle and towards the tornus. The hindwings are grey-whitish, posteriorly suffused with grey, the veins and termen suffused with dark grey.

References

Telphusa callitechna Wikipedia


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