Hellinsia falsus

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

Hellinsia falsus is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found in California, Arizona and Baja California.

The wingspan is 22–25.5 mm. Adults are entirely chalky white. There is a faint brownish shade in the costal region of forewings, sometimes with the entire surface underlain with brownish grey or rarely dark. The hindwings are tinged with brownish grey. All fringes are concolorous.[2] Adults are on wing in March, August and December.[3]