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Parochromolopis psittacanthus

(Parochromolopis psittacanthus)


Parochromolopis psittacanthus is a moth in the family Epermeniidae. It was described by John B. Heppner in 1980. It is found in Costa Rica. The length of the forewings is 4-4.6 mm. The forewings are tan with black-tipped scales basally between the veins and at the margins, as four tufts along the dorsal margin, and inward at each tuft, as well as three spots mid-wing, at the end of the cell, on the distal one-fourth and subapically. There are brown scales between black-tipped scales from mid-wing to the apex. The hindwings are grey fuscous. The larvae feed on Psittacanthus calyculatus. They bore in the fruits of their host plant.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
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