Thopeutis xylinalis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1896. It is found in Argentina.
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.
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.
Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet was a British entomologist.
The Pyralidae, commonly called pyralid moths, snout moths or grass moths, are a family of Lepidoptera in the ditrysian superfamily Pyraloidea. In many classifications, the grass moths (Crambidae) are included in the Pyralidae as a subfamily, making the combined group one of the largest families in the Lepidoptera. The latest review by Eugene G. Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999) retains the Crambidae as a full family of Pyraloidea.
The Pyraloidea are a moth superfamily containing about 16,000 described species worldwide, and probably at least as many more remain to be described. They are generally fairly small moths.
Achille Guenée was a French lawyer and entomologist.
The Pyralinae are the typical subfamily of snout moths and occur essentially worldwide, in some cases aided by involuntary introduction by humans. They are rather rare in the Americas however, and their diversity in the Australian region is also limited. Altogether, this subfamily includes about 900 described species, but new ones continue to be discovered. Like many of their relatives in the superfamily Pyraloidea, the caterpillar larvae of many Pyralinae – and in some cases even the adults – have evolved the ability to use unusual foods for nutrition; a few of these can become harmful to humans as pests of stored goods.
Evergestis is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1825. A number of species are pests, including the cross-striped cabbageworm, a pest of cole crops such as cabbage.
Micromartinia is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. It contains only one species, Micromartinia mnemusalis, which is found in Costa Rica, Brazil, French Guiana and Venezuela.
Sclerocona is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. It contains only one species, Sclerocona acutella, which is found from Spain and Sicily north to Great Britain and Denmark and east to Siberia, Japan and China. It is an introduced species in eastern North America.
Trichophysetis is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae.
Ancylosis oblitella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ancylosis. It was described by Zeller, in 1848. It is found in most of Europe.
The Phycitini are a tribe of moths of the family Pyralidae.
The Anerastiini are a tribe of moths of the family Pyralidae.
Isauria dilucidella is a species of moth in the family Pyralidae. It was described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1836. It is found in most of Europe, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, as well as Georgia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.
Selagia spadicella is a species of snout moth. It is found in most of Europe, as well as in Turkey and North Africa.
Oxybia is a monotypic snout moth genus described by Hans Rebel in 1901. Its only species, Oxybia transversella, was described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1836. It is found in southern Europe and on the Canary Islands.
Pyrausta obfuscata is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is found from Spain to Belgium and from France to the Balkan Peninsula, Ukraine and Russia.
Platytes cerussella is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is found in almost all of Europe.
Tirathaba mundella, the oil palm bunch moth, is a species of snout moth. It is found in Malaysia.
Glaphyriinae is a subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae. It was described by William Trowbridge Merrifield Forbes in 1923
Scopariinae is a subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae. The subfamily was described by Achille Guenée in 1854.
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