Biology:Acrocercops delicata

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Short description: Species of moth

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

Acrocercops delicata is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from Java, Indonesia.[1]

The larvae feed on Nephelium lappaceum. They mine the leaves of their host plant.

Original description

Wingspan 7 mm. Head and thorax white. Palpi white, with fuscous marks at apex of second joint, and middle of terminal joint. Abdomen white, apex dark fuscous except extreme tip. Forewings narrow, moderately pointed; whitish-ochreous finely speckled with fuscous; six nearly direct white fasciae edged with minute dark fuscous specks, first narrow, almost basal, second narrow, third moderate, beyond middle, last three towards apex, slender, irregular, partly confluent or connected: cilia whitish, suffused with grey round apex. Hindwings and cilia white. Java, bred from Nephelium lappaceum (Sapindaceae); three specimens[2]


Wikidata ☰ Q4675448 entry