Thubana eremophila

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Thubana eremophila
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T. eremophila
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Thubana eremophila
Park, 2013

Thubana eremophila is a moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It was described by Kyu-Tek Park in 2013. It is found in Cambodia. [1]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

Moths are a polyphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. 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.

Lecithoceridae family of insects

The Lecithoceridae, or long-horned moths, are a family of small moths described by Simon Le Marchand in 1947. Although lecithocerids are found throughout the world, the great majority are found in the Indomalaya ecozone and the southern part of the Palaearctic ecozone.

Cambodia Southeast Asian sovereign state

Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

The wingspan is 16–17 mm. The forewings are purplish dark brown, with two different lengths of yellowish-orange streaks basally. There is a well-developed large yellowish-orange costal patch and a yellowish-orange streak extended from the costal patch to the apex along the costa, as well as a round stigma on the outer margin of the patch medially. There are dark-brown scales along the margin of the termen. The hindwings are dark brown, with a bundle of orange-white hairs at the base.

Wingspan distance from the tip of one limb such as an arm or wing to the tip of the paired limb, or analogically the same measure for airplane wings

The wingspan of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip. For example, the Boeing 777-200 has a wingspan of 60.93 metres, and a wandering albatross caught in 1965 had a wingspan of 3.63 metres, the official record for a living bird. The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for other winged animals such as pterosaurs, bats, insects, etc., and other aircraft such as ornithopters. In humans, the term wingspan also refers to the arm span, which is distance between the length from one end of an individual's arms to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 90º angle. Former professional basketball player Manute Bol stands at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and owns one of the largest wingspans at 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m).

Etymology

The species name is said to be derived from Greek eremos (meaning lonely, solitary) and philus (meaning love). [2] In ancient Greek, the proper word for "love" (in the sense of affection or fondness) is philia (φιλία) or philos (φῖλος). [3]

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References

  1. Savela, Markku (August 4, 2016). "Thubana eremophila Park, 2013". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. Park, K. T.; Bae, Y. S. & Kim, S. (2013). "Three new species of Thubana Walker, 1864 from Cambodia and Malaysian Borneo (Lepidoptera: Lecithoceridae)". SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología. 41 (163): 311-316.
  3. Liddell, H. G. & Scott, R. (1940). A Greek-English Lexicon: Revised and Augmented Throughout by Sir Henry Stuart Jones With the Assistance of Roderick McKenzie. Oxford: Clarendon Press.