Thubana seimaensis

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Thubana seimaensis
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T. seimaensis
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Thubana seimaensis
Park, 2013

Thubana seimaensis 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 15.5–16 mm. The forewings are uniform pale greyish fuscous throughout, with a dark-brown basal fascia. There is a pair of stigmata presented: the smaller one at the middle and the larger blackish one at the end of the cell.

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 derived from the type locality, Seima in Cambodia. [2]

Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary is a 2,926.9 km2 (1,130.1 sq mi) protected area in eastern Cambodia, located in Mondulkiri and Kratié provinces. The area was first established as Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area in 2002, later becoming Seima Protection Forest in 2009, finally becoming Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in 2016. The site is of national, regional, and global importance for a range of biodiversity, with more than 950 species recorded within the protected area. It is also the ancestral and contemporary home of a large number of the Bunong ethnic group.

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References

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