- Erechthias simulans
Erechthias simulans Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Tineidae Genus: Erechthias Species: E. simulans Binomial name Erechthias simulans
- Tinea simulans Butler, 1882
- Ereunetis simulans
- Decadarchis simulans
- Comodica decaspila Lower, 1905
- Decadarchis melanastra Meyrick, 1886
The wingspan is 15–20 mm. Adults are black or dark brown with white forewings. There is a well-developed tuft of long, rather stiff hairs near the base of the upper side of the hindwing in the male. This tuft is represented in the female by only a few finer hairs. The forewing tips are strongly upturned.
The larvae are scavengers in dead wood (particularly the bark and outer parts of stems and trunks), and they have been recorded from Coffea, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Samanea saman, Sapindus oahuensis and other trees.
Pupation takes place in a tough cocoon in a tunnel in which the caterpillar has lived. The pupa is about 10 mm long.
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