Exelastis phlyctaenias

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Exelastis phlyctaenias
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Exelastis
Species: E. phlyctaenias
Binomial name
Exelastis phlyctaenias
(Meyrick, 1911)
  • Marasmarcha phlyctaenias Meyrick, 1911

Exelastis phlyctaenias is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is known from the Virgin Islands, the islands of Luzon and Palawan in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Kenya[1] and India (Coorg),[2] Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, La Réunion, Madagascar, Malawi and South Africa.[3]

The wingspan is 15–16 mm. Adults are on wing in October on the Virgin Islands.

Larvae have been recorded on Anacardium occidentale[4] (Cashew tree) (Anacardiaceae) and Cajanus indicus (Fabaceae).


  • Meyrick, E. 1911f. Descriptions of Indian Microlepidoptera. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 21:104–106.