Hellinsia triton

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Hellinsia triton
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Hellinsia
H. triton
Binomial name
Hellinsia triton
(Barnes & Lindsey, 1921)[1]
  • Oidaematophorus triton Barnes & Lindsey, 1921

Hellinsia triton is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found in Arizona (including the type location, the Huachuca Mountains).

The wingspan is 18–20 millimetres (0.71–0.79 in). The head is brown with a whitish patch between the whitish antennae. The thorax is whitish and the abdomen is light brown with some dorsal brown spots. The forewings are white suffused with light grey. The fringes on the costa are white with a few greyish scales, elsewhere they are brownish grey, but darker in the cleft. The hindwings are entirely brownish grey.[2]