Thoressa hyrie

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Thoressa hyrie
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Figure 34 from Lionel de Nicéville's 1891 "On New and Little-Known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region"
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Thoressa
Species:T. hyrie
Binomial name
Thoressa hyrie
(de Nicéville, [1891]) [1]
Synonyms
  • Halpe hyriede Nicéville, 1891
  • Halpe lucasi mereaEvans, 1932

Thoressa hyrie is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It was described by Lionel de Nicéville in 1891. It is found in the Indomalayan realm (southeast Tibet, northern Thailand and Laos). [2]

Butterfly A group of insects in the order Lepidoptera

Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies. Butterfly fossils date to the Paleocene, which was about 56 million years ago.

Lionel de Nicéville British entomologist

Charles Lionel Augustus de Nicéville was a curator at the Indian Museum in Calcutta. He studied the butterflies of the Indian Subcontinent and wrote a three volume monograph on the butterflies of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma and Sri Lanka.

Indomalayan realm one of the Earths eight ecozones

The Indomalayan realm is one of the eight biogeographic realms. It extends across most of South and Southeast Asia and into the southern parts of East Asia.

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References

  1. de Nicéville, 1891 "On New and Little-Known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region" Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 6 (3): 341-398, pl. F-G
  2. Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9