Paramorbia aureocastanea

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Paramorbia aureocastanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Paramorbia
Species: P. aureocastanea
Binomial name
Paramorbia aureocastanea
Razowski & Wojtusiak, 2006[1]

Paramorbia aureocastanea is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago Province and Carchi Province).[2]


The wingspan is 27–30 millimetres (1.1–1.2 in) for males and 34 millimetres (1.3 in) for females. The ground colour of the forewings is golden yellow suffused, strigulated and reticulated with rust or orange rust. The markings are rust. The hindwings are brownish, tinged with ochreous. The mouthpart is 3.5 millimetres (0.14 in) long and is yellow-brown in colour. It head and thorax are dark yellow in colour.[3]


The species name refers to the yellow and brown colour pattern of the forewings and is derived from Latin aureus (meaning golden) and castaneus (meaning chestnut).[3]


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  2. ^ Razowski, J. & J. Wojtusiak (2008). "Tortricidae from the Mountains of Ecuador. Part III: Western Cordillera (Insecta: Lepidoptera)" (PDF). 19 (3). Genus: 497–575. 
  3. ^ a b Razowski & Wojtusiak (June 30, 2006). "Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) from the Valley of Río Gualaceo, East Cordillera in Ecuador, with descriptions of new taxa" (PDF). 49B (1-2). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia: 17–53. 

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