Scaeosopha mitescens (Lucas, 1901)

Li, Houhun, Zhang, Zhiwei & Sinev, Sergey Yu., 2012, Review of the genus Scaeosopha Meyrick, 1914 (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae, Scaeosophinae) in the world, with descriptions of sixteen new species, Zootaxa 3322, pp. 1-34 : 21

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Scaeosopha mitescens


The mitescens -group

Forewing ground colour varies from pale-yellow to orange-yellow except dirty white in Scaeosopha mitescens (Lucas) , often with obvious longitudinal dark-brown streaks from outer margin of cell to before apex along veins. Male valva broad and short, more or less elliptical, with numerous small comma- or droplike processes on ventral surface. Female ductus bursae usually noticeable longer than posterior apophysis, ductus seminalis arising from about middle of ductus bursae.