Palaephatus striatus

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Palaephatus striatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Palaephatidae
Genus: Palaephatus
Species: P. striatus
Binomial name
Palaephatus striatus
Davis, 1986

Palaephatus striatus is a moth of the Palaephatidae family. It is found in the wetter Valdivian forests of central Argentina and Chile from Lago Puyehue and Lago Nahuel Huapi south to Chiloe Island.

The length of the forewings is 9-11.2 mm for males and 10–11 mm for females. Adults have buff-colored forewings streaked with darker brown spots and lines. They are on wing from September to February, possibly in one generation per year.[1]


The specific name is derived from Latin striatus (meaning channel, groove or furrow).