Biology:Acrocercops cyphostacta

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Short description: Species of moth

Acrocercops cyphostacta
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Acrocercops
A. cyphostacta
Binomial name
Acrocercops cyphostacta
Meyrick, 1921

Acrocercops cyphostacta is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from Indonesia (Java).[1]

Original description

Wingspan 6 mm. Head white. Palpi smooth, white, with dark fuscous rings at apex of second joint and above middle of terminal. Thorax white, shoulders with a brown spot. Abdomen greyish, beneath white, sides with oblique dark fuscous marks. Forewings very narrow, moderately pointed, acute; ochreous-brown; four white fasciae slightly sprinkled with black specks and edged with black irroration, first at 1/3, moderate, oblique, rather curved, connected with base by a fine white dorsal streak, second beyond middle, narrower, rather oblique, third at 3 /4, narrow, expanded on costa, interrupted in middle with black irroration to form two small spots, fourth praeapical, slender, partially interrupted by black scales: cilia whitish-grey, round apex whitish with blackish subbasal line. Hindwings grey; cilia light grey. Java, Pekalongan (van Deventer); one specimen. Nearest to Acrocercops orthostatic.[2]


Wikidata ☰ Q4675446 entry