Urodeta spatulata

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Urodeta spatulata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Urodeta
Species: U. spatulata
Binomial name
Urodeta spatulata
(Sruoga & De Prins, 2009)[1]
Synonyms
  • Perittia spatulata Sruoga & De Prins, 2009

Urodeta spatulata is a moth of the family Elachistidae. It is found in Kenya.[2]

The wingspan is 3.9–4.9 mm. The forewings are yellowish brown, weakly mottled by darker tips of the scales. Blackish-brown scales form two irregular patches and blackish-brown scales form two small spots. The fringe scales are brownish grey with irregularly scattered blackish brown-tipped scales. The hindwings, including the fringe, are brownish grey.

Etymology[edit]

The species name refers to the broad, spatulate apex of the phallus in the male genitalia and is derived from Latin spatula (meaning a broad paddle).[3]

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