Scolizona palinoides

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Scolizona palinoides
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lecithoceridae
Genus: Scolizona
Species: S. palinoides
Binomial name
Scolizona palinoides
Park, 2011[1]

Scolizona palinoides is a moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It is found in Papua New Guinea.[1]

The wingspan is 18–20 mm. The forewings are irregularly scattered with dark-brown scales, especially dense in the basal area and below the discal spots, which consist of a pair of large blackish spots before the middle and near the end of the cell. The hindwings are pale grey, with dark-brown scales sparsely scattered in the lower part of the discal cell.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The species name is derived from Greek palin (meaning backward) with the suffix -oides.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Park, Kyu-Tek (2011). "Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) of New Guinea, Part III: A New Genus Scolizona with Description of Two New Species". Florida Entomologist. 94 (2): 303–310. doi:10.1653/024.094.0225. JSTOR 23048029.