Thoressa decorata

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Decorated ace
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Thoressa
Species:T. decorata
Binomial name
Thoressa decorata
(Moore, [1881]) [1]
  • Halpe decorataMoore, [1881]

Thoressa decorata, the decorated ace, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It was first described by Frederic Moore in 1881 and is endemic to Sri Lanka in the Indomalayan realm. [2]

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  1. Moore, [1881] The Lepidoptera of Ceylon
  2. Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9