Description of the Life Stages of Sphenarches anysodactylus (Walker) (Pterophoridae: Lepidoptera


  • R. Divya Department of Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • N. Chitra Department of Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • V. Balasubramani Department of Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • R. Arulprakash Department of Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu



Sphenarches anysodactylus, Lablab purpureus, egg larva, larval chaetotaxy, pupa, genitalia, mtCo1, phylogenetic analysis


Morphological description of egg, larval chaetotaxy, pupa, adult genitalia of plume moth Sphenarches anysodactylus (Walker, 1864) (Pterophoridae: Lepidoptera) is presented. The mtCO1 of the Indian population done in this study is provided, revealing maximum similarity with six populations from Africa (97.55 to 98.37 %) and two populations from Australia (97.52 to 97.70) with differences in 10-15 nucleotide sequences.


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Divya, R., Chitra, N., Balasubramani, V., & Arulprakash, R. (2023). Description of the Life Stages of <i>Sphenarches anysodactylus</i> (Walker) (Pterophoridae: Lepidoptera. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 491–497.



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