Oretopsis

Oretopsis is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Drepaninae. It contains the single species Oretopsis vohilava, described by Pierre Viette in 1954.[1] It is found in Madagascar.[2]

Oretopsis
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Oretopsis

Watson, 1965
Species:
O. vohilava
Binomial name
Oretopsis vohilava
(Viette, 1954)
Synonyms
  • Spidia vohilava Viette, 1954

The length of the forewings is 17.5-20.5 mm for males and 23.5–25 mm for females. The ground-colour of the wings is buff, greenish grey or pinkish grey, variously speckled with black. The forewings are usually darker between the antemedial and postmedial fascia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Oretopsis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum.
  2. ^ Afro Moths
  3. ^ A revision of the Ethiopian Drepanidae (Lepidoptera)