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Wing expanse 24-31 mm. The bulkiest of all prodoxid moths. Sexes similar, with relatively broad forewings with off-white and occasional dark scales; scales rub off very easily, even upon emergence from the pupa, and most observed adults have almost transparent wings. Wing-locking mechanisms and fore-tibial epiphysis have been lost in both sexes. Females possess similar maxillary tentacles as Tegeticula, used for pollen pickup and active pollination of host flowers. The female also has a blunt ovipositor, in contrast to the knifelike cutting type of all other prodoxids.


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