Cuproxena aequitana

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Cuproxena aequitana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Cuproxena
Species: C. aequitana
Binomial name
Cuproxena aequitana
Razowski & Pelz, 2007[1]

Cuproxena aequitana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Napo Province, Ecuador.

The wingspan is 19.5 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is yellowish cream, forming an elongate-triangular area along the costa, but the costal edge is rust coloured. The base of the wing and the dorsum are suffused with ferruginous and the subterminal portion of the wing is paler, followed by a ferruginous cream terminal area. The hindwings are cream with a cream ferruginous apical area.

Etymology[edit]

The species name refers to the uniform colouration and is derived from Latin aequitas (meaning uniformity, evenness).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ tortricidae.com
  2. ^ Razowski & Pelz, 2007, Shilap Revista de Lepidopterologia, volume 35 (137): 33-46 (2007) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-12-09.