Parens melli

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Parens melli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Micronoctuidae
Subfamily: Tentaxinae
Genus: Parens
Species: P. melli
Binomial name
Parens melli
Fibiger, 2011

Parens melli is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in China (it was described from Fusan).

The wingspan is about 10 mm. The forewings are beige with a dark terminal area and fringes. There are six black costal dots. The crosslines are light brown and indistinct, except the terminal line, which is marked with black intervenal dots. The fringes are black. The hindwings are grey throughout with an indistinct discal spot. The underside of the forewing is unicolourous brown with three light yellow subapical spots on the costa. The underside of the hindwings is light grey with and indistinct discal spot.


  • Fibiger, M. 2011: Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Part 4, Taxonomy of the subfamilies Tentaxinae and Micronoctuinae. Zootaxa, 2842: 1–188. Preview