Thopeutis diffusifascia

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Thopeutis diffusifascia
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Thopeutis
Species:T. diffusifascia
Binomial name
Thopeutis diffusifascia
(Dyar, 1910)
Synonyms
  • Chilo diffusifasciaHampson, 1919

Thopeutis diffusifascia is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. in 1910. It is found in Uruguay. [1]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.

Crambidae Family of insects

The Crambidae are the grass moth family of lepidopterans. They are quite variable in appearance, the nominal subfamily Crambinae taking up closely folded postures on grass stems where they are inconspicuous, while other subfamilies include brightly coloured and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes.

Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. American entomologist

Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. was an American entomologist.

References

  1. "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2014-07-15.