Carposina morbida

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Carposina morbida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Carposinidae
Genus: Carposina
Species: C. morbida
Binomial name
Carposina morbida
Meyrick, 1912[1]
Synonyms
  • Heterocrossa morbida

Carposina morbida is a moth of the Carposinidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand.

The wingspan is about 26 mm. The head, thorax and abdomen are ochreous-whitish, the shoulders with an ochreous spot. The forewings are elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly somewhat dilated, the costa gently arched, the apex obtuse, the termen straight and rather oblique. They are silvery-whitish-ochreous, irregularly strewn with ochreous scales. The hindwings and cilia are whitish. The under-surface of the forewings and hindwings is largely clothed with modified pale yellow-ochreous scales on the anterior half.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lepidoptera of New Zealand". Landcareresearch.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2011-12-19.