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Telphusa tetragrapta

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

Telphusa tetragrapta is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in India.

The wingspan is about 14 mm. The forewings are white with black markings. There are elongate-oblong costal spots at the base, one-third, beyond the middle, and the apex and there is a narrow irregular oblique subbasal fascia from or beneath the first costal spot to the dorsum. Oblique irregular bars are found in the disc from beneath the second and third costal spots, each appearing formed of two confluent spots of which the lower projects posteriorly, the second of these reaching the tornus. There are slight irregular marks from the extremities of the fourth spot to the termen. The hindwings are grey.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Quercus incana.

References

Telphusa tetragrapta Wikipedia


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