Thopeutis

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Thopeutis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Tribe: Haimbachiini
Genus:Thopeutis
Hübner, 1818 [1]
Synonyms
  • CephisRagonot in Staudinger, 1892
  • Hombergiade Joannis, 1910
  • StenochiloHampson, 1896
  • TetrachilaHübner, 1808
  • TopeutisHübner, 1825

Thopeutis is a grass moth genus (family Crambidae) of subfamily Crambinae, tribe Haimbachiini. Some authors have placed it in the snout moth family (Pyralidae), where all grass moths were once also included, but this seems to be in error.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Family is one of the eight major hierarcical taxonomic ranks in Linnaean taxonomy; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks between the ranks of family and genus. The official family names are Latin in origin; however, popular names are often used: for example, walnut trees and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, but that family is commonly referred to as being the "walnut family".

In biological classification, a subfamily is an auxiliary (intermediate) taxonomic rank, next below family but more inclusive than genus. Standard nomenclature rules end subfamily botanical names with "-oideae", and zoological names with "-inae".

Species

Thopeutis diatraealis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1919. It is found in Mexico City, Mexico.

Thopeutis diffusifascia is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. in 1910. It is found in Uruguay.

Thopeutis forbesellus is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Charles H. Fernald in 1896. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from California, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Brunswick, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec and South Carolina.

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References

  1. Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2011). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-10-10.