Hypochasmia

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Hypochasmia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lecithoceridae
Genus: Hypochasmia
Meyrick, 1929
Species: H. cirrhocrena
Binomial name
Hypochasmia cirrhocrena
Meyrick, 1929
Synonyms
  • Hypocecis Walsingham, 1904

Hypochasmia is a monotypic genus of moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It contains the species Hypochasmia cirrhocrena, which is found in southern India.[1]

The wingspan is 12–14 mm. The forewings are fuscous with a narrow irregular yellowish subcostal streak from the base to about two-thirds, tending to form branches posteriorly, but in males sometimes wholly absent. The hindwings are grey, in males with a median fringe of long hairs from the base to two-thirds, directed downwards and reaching a slender irregular pale ochreous subdorsal streak, terminating in an elongate infuscated spot on the fold before pre-flexus.[2]

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