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Scientific classification

Meyrick, 1912
T. tyrocopa
Binomial name
Thrasydoxa tyrocopa
Meyrick, 1912 [1]

Thrasydoxa is a genus of moths of the family Heliodinidae. There is only one species in this genus: Thrasydoxa tyrocopaMeyrick, 1912 that is found in Colombia.

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

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.

Heliodinidae, commonly known as sun moths, is a family of small moths with slender bodies and narrow wings. Members of this family are found in all parts of the world.

Colombia Country in South America

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota.

This species has a wingspan of 17 mm and the type provided from an altitude of 1800 m in San Antonio, Tolima, Colombia. [2]

San Antonio, Tolima Municipality and town in Tolima Department, Colombia

San Antonio is a municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia. The population of the municipality was 16,282 as of the 1993 census.

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  1. Yu, Dicky Sick Ki (1997–2012). "Thrasydoxa Meyrick 1912". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  2. Meyrick, 1912. Exotic microlepidoptera.Vol 1: 60