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Tentax malleus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Micronoctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Tentaxinae

Tentax malleus is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in Indonesia (it was described from northern Sumatra).

The wingspan is 10-11.5 mm. The head, labial palps, patagia, thorax, tegulae and forewing (including fringes) are beige and reddish brown. The basal costal patch and upper quadrangular medial area of the forewing are blackish brown, the latter inside with a black dot. The abdomen is reddish brown. The crosslines are reddish brown, including the subterminal area and terminal line. The hindwings are grey. The underside of the forewings is light brown and the underside of the hindwings is grey with a discal spot.

References

Tentax malleus Wikipedia


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