Hellinsia devriesi

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Hellinsia devriesi
Hellinsia devriesi.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Hellinsia
Species: H. devriesi
Binomial name
Hellinsia devriesi
(B. Landry & Gielis, 1992)
Synonyms
  • Oidaematophorus devriesi B. Landry & Gielis, 1992

Hellinsia devriesi is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found on the Galapagos Islands[1] and Guadeloupe.

The wingspan is 17–18 millimetres (0.67–0.71 in). The antennae have beige and pale brown scales. The head is brown, but white as a thin row between the antennae. The thorax is yellowish brown anteriorly and paler posteriorly. The forewings are yellowish brown with dark brown markings. The hindwings and their fringes are uniformly greyish brown.[2] Adults have been recorded in November and December.

The larvae feed on Ipomoea setifera, Ipomoea tiliacea and Merremia umbellata.[3]

Etymology[edit]

This species is named after Professor T.J. de Vries of the Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, who collected the type series.

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