larva of Bessa parallela is endoparasitoid of larva of Cilix glaucata
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Cilix glaucata
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cilix glaucata
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 18
Species With Barcodes: 1
The wingspan is 18–22 mm. The moth flies from April to August depending on the location.
The moth has porcelain-white wings, with a series of small grey spots along the outside edge of the front wing and the inner edge has a large dark brown stain, which turns yellow and grey towards the middle of the wing. Occasionally there are silvery scales.The wingtips are rounded and not curved. If they are sitting in their resting position, they imitate bird droppings. The antennae are only slightly combed.
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