Saturday, September 29, 2012

Twirler Moth ( Gelechiidae sp)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This moth has very tiny body, it is about 5mm long. It has long curved upward palps those resemble elephant horns. When i took the picture, this moth was actively turning clockwise and counterclockise repeatedly.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Gelechioidea
Family : Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths