Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Gelechiidae

continued

Hemiarcha tetrasticta GELECHIIDAE






 Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Hemiarcha
Species:- tetrasticta



Positive identification of this moth is not certain. Although a reasonably good match from other photos, there is a lot of variation in the markings. Although we often see them here, most of the samples in collections seem to be taken in the far north tropics. This may simply mean no one has yet collect them here.


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Stegasta variana GELECHIINAE GELECHIIDAE

 




Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:- GELECHIINAE
Genus:- Stegasta
Species:- variana







 As the species name suggests, there is some variation in the colouring and pattern of the wing markings. These photos match up well with other samples.
The larvae are said to feed on Senna bushes, Caesalpiniacea family and this is likely to be the host plant here.
  





 This concludes the photos of Gelechiid moths for the present. Looking through my files I still have hundreds of photos waiting to be identified and there are sure to be more to come.

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