Megalorhipida leucodactyla

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Megalorhipida leucodactyla
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Megalorhipida
Species: M. leucodactyla
Binomial name
Megalorhipida leucodactyla
(Fabricius, 1793)
Synonyms
  • Megalorrhipida leucodactylus
  • Megalorhipida leucodactylus
  • Pterophorus leucodactylus Fabricius, 1793
  • Pterophorus defectalis Walker, 1864
  • Megalorhipida defectalis (Walker, 1864)
  • Pterophorus congrualis Walker, 1864
  • Pterophorus oxydactyla Walker, 1864
  • Aciptilia hawaiiensis Butler, 1881
  • Trichoptilus ochrodactyla Fish, 1881
  • Trichoptilus centetes Meyrick, 1886
  • Trichoptilus compsochares Meyrick, 1886
  • Trichoptilus adelphodes Meyrick, 1887
  • Trichoptilus ralumensis Pagenstecher, 1900
  • Trichoptilus derelictus Meyrick, 1926
  • Megalorrhipida palaestinensis Amsel, 1935
  • Megalorrhipida palästinensis Amsel, 1935

Megalorhipida leucodactyla is a species of moth of the Pterophoridae family that has a pantropical distribution.

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The larvae have been recorded on a wide range of plants, including Boerhavia diffusa, Okenia hypogaea, Acacia neovernicosa, Amaranthus, Mimosa tenuiflora and Commicarpus tuberosus.[1]

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