Oxyptilus praedator

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Oxyptilus praedator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Oxyptilus
Species: O. praedator
Binomial name
Oxyptilus praedator
Meyrick, 1910
  • Xyroptila praedator
  • Xyroptila predator

Oxyptilus praedator is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in Indian part of the Himalayas.[1]

The wingspan is about 12 millimetres (0.47 in). The head and thorax are dark fuscous, but the metathorax and undersurface are white. The abdomen is dark fuscous, but white beneath, except towards the apex. The forewings are bronzy-blackish with some very undefined light suffusion towards the base of the first segment, and a faint whitish-fuscous subterminal line on both segments. The hindwings are blackish.[2]


  1. ^ LepIndex
  2. ^ "Descriptions of Indian Micro-lepidoptera". Archive.org. Retrieved 7 July 2011.