Thubana gilvizonaris

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Thubana gilvizonaris
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T. gilvizonaris
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Thubana gilvizonaris
Park, 2013

Thubana gilvizonaris is a moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It was described by Kyu-Tek Park in 2013. It is found on Borneo. [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.

Borneo island

Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.

The wingspan is 20–21 mm. The forewings are pale brownish orange with a large yellowish-white costal patch occupying one-third to three-fifths length of the costa, with a small, round discal stigma, followed by larger quadrate one in the patch. The hindwings are brownish orange, with a broad orange-white streak along the costa to three-fifths length.

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 refers to the pale yellowish costal patch of the forewing and is derived from Latin gilv (meaning pale yellow). [2]

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References

  1. Savela, Markku (August 4, 2016). "Thubana gilvizonaris 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.