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New clearwing moth species discovered in Thailand’s jungle!



Aschistophleps argentifasciata was named after a strongly light-reflecting, silver band on the abdomen (latin argentum [silver] and fascia [band]). The silver abdominal band along with narrow, transparent wings, tufted hind legs and a tapered abdomen gives it a bee-like appearance. In flight, it leaves its hind, tufted legs hanging downwards. The discovery has been published in Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology (2018) 21: 279-282.

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