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Species Aethiophysa invisalis - Invisible Crambid - Hodges#4877

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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Aethiophysa
Species invisalis (Invisible Crambid - Hodges#4877)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethiophysa invisalis (Guenée, 1854)
Homophysa lentiflualis Zeller, 1872
Ebulea invisalis Guenée, 1854
Phylogenetic Sequence # 801032
"12mm . Ailes super, squammeuses, d'un fauve-isabelle uni , avec la frange noirâtre, à extrémité blanche et précédée d'une série terminale de petits points noirs arrondis. Aucune ligne ni tache. Ailes infér. blanches, avec un double liseré noirâtre, surmonté d'une légère teinte Isabelle, n'atteignant pas les angles, et dont le filet supérieur est plus foncé et un peu festonné ; leur dessous avec une série terminale de points bien marqués." - Guenée, M. A. 1854: 361.
Rough translation: 12mm. Forewing scaling of a plain tawny pale fawn, with the blackish fringe, with white end and preceded by a terminal series of small rounded black dots. No line or spot. Hind wing, white, with a double blackish border, surmounted by a slight hue pale fawn, not reaching the angles, and whose upper net is darker and a little festooned; their underside with a terminal series of well-marked points.
widespread eastern NA (1)(2)(3)
Type locality: French Guiana
See Also
Aethiophysa consimilis

Common Glaphyria Moth - Glaphyria glaphyralis

White-roped Glaphyria - Glaphyria sesquistrialis

Xanthophysa Moth - Xanthophysa psychicalis
Print References
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 1–448. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 (8): 361.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
BOLD images of Aethiophysa lentiflualis (may be considered synonymous)