Arthropods •

Phanerochersa amphignosta

(Phanerochersa amphignosta)


Phanerochersa amphignosta is a moth in the Copromorphidae family, and the only species in the genus Phanerochersa. It is found on New Ireland. The wingspan is about 16 mm. The forewings are grey somewhat mixed light brownish, with transverse pale leaden striae, and a series of small indistinct black dots between these. The costal edge on the posterior two-thirds is white with black marks and dots and there is an elongate dark grey spot in the middle of the disc, with an elongate white spot resting on it above. The hindwings are grey with an elongate black mark on the tornal edge.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
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