Phragmataecia

Phragmataecia is a genus of moths belonging to the family Cossidae. Members of this genus are found throughout the world apart from North America.

Phragmataecia
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Reed leopard (Phragmataecia castaneae)
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Phragmataecia

Newman, 1950
Species

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Synonyms
  • Synaptophleps Hering, 1923
  • Phragmatoecioides Strand, 1915
  • Macrogaster Duponchel, [1845]
  • Rhizona Herrich-Schafer, 1854
  • Rhizoma Walker, 1856
  • Synatophlebs Aurivillius, 1925

DescriptionEdit

Members of this genus are generally medium-sized with very long abdomens, especially in females, and long bipectinate antennae. In males the length of pecten abruptly shortens to the distal part of tip, while in females pecten length is short to the tip of antenna as near invisible papilla. Coloration is white to black with unexpressed wing patterns except small black dots between the vein of the forewing in females.[1]

DistributionEdit

The genus consists of 39 species distributed in the Old World excluding the Papuan and Australian ranges.

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External linksEdit

  • Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Phragmataecia". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved April 23, 2018.