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Asterivora colpota
Scientific classification
A. colpota
Binomial name
Asterivora colpota
(Meyrick, 1911)
  • Simaethis colpota Meyrick, 1911

Asterivora colpota is a moth in the family Choreutidae first described by Edward Meyrick in 1911. It is known from New Zealand.

The wingspan is about 13 mm. The head and thorax are dark bronzy fuscous sprinkled with whitish. The antennae are black ringed with white. The abdomen is blackish fuscous, although the segmental margins are brownish. The dark bronzy-fuscous forewings are elongate and rather oblique, rather dilated posteriorly, the costa is slightly arched, the apex obtuse and the termen bowed. The basal and terminal areas are finely sprinkled with whitish and there are two parallel rather curved irregular transverse lines of whitish sprinkles at about two-fifths and a transverse line of whitish sprinkles from a white mark on the costa at three-fifths. There is also a transverse linear mark of whitish sprinkles terminated beneath by a white dot and a thick subterminal shade of whitish sprinkles, somewhat interrupted above the middle. The hindwings are dark grey, although the terminal half is blackish. Here, two parallel lines of whitish sprinkles are found, running towards the termen on the lower half.

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