Scytalopteryx

Scytalopteryx is a monotypic moth genus belonging to the subfamily Drepaninae first described by Ritsema in 1889.[1] It contains the species Scytalopteryx elongata, described by Snellen in 1889, which is found in Sundaland.

Scytalopteryx
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Scytalopteryx

Ritsema, 1890
Species:
S. elongata
Binomial name
Scytalopteryx elongata
(Snellen, 1889)
Synonyms
  • Phyllopteryx Snellen, 1889 (preocc. Swainson, 1839)
  • Phyllopteryx elongata Snellen, 1889

The larvae feed on Cocos, Elaeis, Coffea and Lablab species.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Phyllopteryx elongata". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum.
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Scytalopteryx Ritsema, 1890". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 13, 2018.