Nebulosa delicata

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Nebulosa delicata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Notodontidae
Subfamily: Dioptinae
Tribe: Dioptini
Genus: Nebulosa
Species: N. delicata
Binomial name
Nebulosa delicata
Miller, 2008

Nebulosa delicata is a moth of the family Notodontidae. It is found in western Ecuador as far north as Chical (Carchi Province) on the Colombian border.

The length of the forewings is 10–12 mm for males and 11–13 mm for females. The outer third of the forewings is gray-brown to dark gray, while the hindwings are almost entirely white.

Etymology[edit]

This is one of the smallest species of Dioptinae. The name, taken from the Latin word delicatus, applies to the moth’s size and to its intricate wing pattern.

References[edit]

  • Miller, J.S. 2009: Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae) Part 1: Dioptini. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 321: 1-674.