Trophocosta cyanoxantha

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Trophocosta cyanoxantha
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Trophocosta
Species:
T. cyanoxantha
Binomial name
Trophocosta cyanoxantha
(Meyrick, 1907) [1]
Synonyms
  • Spatalistis cyanoxanthaMeyrick, 1907

Trophocosta cyanoxantha is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. [2] It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1907. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. [3] [4]

The wingspan is 8–10 millimetres (0.31–0.39 in). The forewings are orange, strigulated with darker and suffused with fuscous except towards the costa and termen. There are two spots at the base and four angulated transverse series of about four rounded leaden-blue-metallic spots each, alternating with some small blackish tufts. There are also some pale golden metallic dots on the posterior half of the costa and termen. The hindwings are rather dark grey. [5]

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References

  1. Tortricid.net
  2. "Species Details: Trophocosta cyanoxantha Meyrick, 1907". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. Diakonoff, A. (1982). "On a Collection of Some Families of Micro-Lepidoptera from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)". Zoologische Verhandelingen. 193: 1–124 via Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
  4. Koçak, Ahmet Ömer; Kemal, Muhabbet (20 February 2012). "Preliminary list of the Lepidoptera of Sri Lanka". Cesa News. Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara (79): 1–57 via Academia.
  5. Meyrick, E. (June 13, 1941). "Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society . 17: 979.