|Thoressa masuriensis |
( Moore, 1878)
Thoressa masuriensis is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It was described by Frederic Moore in 1878. It is found in the Indomalayan realm (Himalayas, Indochina).
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 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.
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.
Iambrix salsala, the chestnut bob, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae, that is found in Asia and parts of Southeast Asia.
Polytremis lubricans, the contiguous swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Indomalayan realm.
Suastus gremius, the Indian palm bob or palm bob, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Indomalayan realm.
Thoressa astigmata, the southern spotted ace, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is endemic to Western ghats and found in Kerala and Karnataka.
Thoressa evershedi, the Evershed's ace, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.W. H. Evans described it from Palni Hills in 1910 and named it after Evershed as he was the first person to collect it.
Hyarotis adrastus, the tree flitter, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae found in India and south Asia.
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Thoressa is a genus of skipper butterflies. They are commonly known as "aces" or "ace butterflies". The genus is endemic to Southeast Asia with many species endemic to China.
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Actinor radians, the veined dart, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae, Actinor being a monotypic Himalayan genus.
Thoressa honorei, commonly known as the Madras ace, is a skipper butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae found in south India.
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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.
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.
Baoris penicillata, the Paintbrush swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and recently from China.
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.
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