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Species Diacme mopsalis - Hodges#5145

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Diacme
Species mopsalis (Diacme mopsalis - Hodges#5145)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Botys mopsalis Walker, 1859
Botys mettiusalis Walker, 1859
Botys togalis Lederer, 1863
Paratalanta griseicinctalis Hampson, 1913
Female: Pale yellow, whitish beneath, slender. Head beneath and fore part of the pectus pure white. Palpi brown, porrect, short, moderately broad, white beneath; joints indistinct. Thorax slightly fawn-color in front. Abdomen extending very little beyond the hindwings. Legs smooth, slender. Wings elongate, semihyaline, very iridescent, whitish along the exterior border, this hue limited by a blackish diffuse line; interior and exterior lines brown, slight, mostly composed of minute dots. Forewings acute, with the exterior line much bent; orbicular and reniform marks brown, the former with another brown dot behind it. - Walker, 1859.
Type locality: Venezuela
Print References
Walker, F. 1859 c: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 594.