Elachista scobifera

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Elachista scobifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. scobifera
Binomial name
Elachista scobifera
Kaila, 1997

Elachista scobifera is a moth of the Elachistidae family that is found in Arizona.[1]

The length of the forewings is 4–6.3 millimetres (0.16–0.25 in). The ground colour of the forewings is white. There are light grey scales along the veins and there is a weak cilia line of the same colour. The hindwings are whitish to light grey and the underside of the wings is grey.

Etymology[edit]

The species name is derived from Latin scobis and -fera (meaning bearing dust).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaila, L. (1997). "A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae)". 206. Acta Zoologica Fennica: 1–93.