Thoressa masoni

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Thoressa masoni
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T. masoni
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Thoressa masoni
( Moore, [1879]) [1]

Thoressa masoni is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It was described by Frederic Moore in 1879. It is found in the Indomalayan realm in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. [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.

Frederic Moore British entomologist and lepidopterist

Frederic Moore FZS was a British entomologist. He was also an illustrator and produced six volumes of Lepidoptera Indica and a catalogue of the birds in the collection of the East India Company.

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. Moore, F. 1878 A list of the Lepidopterous Insects collected by Mr. Ossian Limborg in Upper Tenasserim, with Descriptions of new Species Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878 (4) : 821-859, pl. 51-53 (1879).
  2. Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799-1107, pls. 138-175.