Biology:Anarsia phortica

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Anarsia phortica
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Anarsia
A. phortica
Binomial name
Anarsia phortica
Meyrick, 1913

Anarsia phortica is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1913. It is found in southern India , Sri Lanka, Thailand and on Borneo.[1]

The wingspan is 13–15 mm.[2] The forewings are white, irregularly mixed with grey and with a dark grey median band extending from one-fourth to three-fifths, widest on the dorsum, the posterior two-thirds of this band occupied by a black blotch reaching from the costa to the fold. There is also an irregular dark grey apical patch. The hindwings are grey, but iridescent-hyaline in the disc and towards the base, while the veins and termen are dark grey.[3]


Wikidata ☰ Q13370077 entry