Elachista puplesisi

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Elachista puplesisi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. puplesisi
Binomial name
Elachista puplesisi
Sruoga, 2000

Elachista puplesisi is a moth of the Elachistidae family that is endemic to Turkmenistan.

The wingspan is 9 millimetres (0.35 in) for males. The forewings are white, with a very weak yellowish tinge. The hindwings are whitish, weakly mottled by brownish scales.


This species is named in honour of Prof. Rimantas Puplesis who has studied Microlepidoptera of Central Asia.[1]