Trisha Shetty

Tentaspina balii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Micronoctuidae
Genus  Tentaspina
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Tentaxinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths

Tentaspina balii is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in Indonesia (it was described from eastern Bali).

The wingspan is about 12.5 mm. The forewings are brownish grey, suffused with dark grey scales. The colour is blackish grey at the quadrangular upper, medial and terminal area and fringes. The costa is basally black, subapically with small black dots. The crosslines are untraceable except the terminal line which is indicated by black interveinal dots. The hindwings are grey with an indistinct discal spot. The underside of the forewings is unicolourous grey brown and the underside of the hindwings is grey with a discal spot.

References

Tentaspina balii Wikipedia


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