Harman Patil

Telphusa chloroderces

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

Telphusa chloroderces is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Manchuria.

The wingspan is about 15 mm. The forewings are dark purplish-fuscous. The stigmata form small irregular suffused blackish spots, the plical rather before the first discal, an additional spot on the fold beneath the second discal. The hindwings are light grey.

The larvae feed on Prunus persica. They roll the leaves of their host plant.

References

Telphusa chloroderces Wikipedia


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