Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Diaphora mendica
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 25
Species With Barcodes: 1
Barcode data: Diaphora mendica
There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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The wingspan is 28–38 mm. There is clear sexual dimorphism in the imago, with the male having a brownish gray colour and a forewing length of 14–17 mm, and the female being white and a having a forewing length of 17–19 mm. The female resembles Spilosoma lubricipeda, but that species has longer and smaller wings and a yellow and black back. The moth flies April to July depending on the location.
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