Thudaca calliphrontis

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Thudaca calliphrontis
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T. calliphrontis
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Thudaca calliphrontis
Meyrick, 1893

Thudaca calliphrontis is a moth in the family Depressariidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1893. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from South Australia. [1]

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.

Depressariidae family of insects

Depressariidae is a family of moths. It has formerly been treated as a subfamily of Gelechiidae, but is now recognised as a separate family, comprising about 2300 species worldwide.

Edward Meyrick English entomologist and schoolmaster

Edward Meyrick FRS was an English schoolmaster and amateur entomologist. He was an expert on Microlepidoptera and some consider him one of the founders of modern Microlepidoptera systematics.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. The forewings are brownish ochreous, posteriorly irrorated with black between the veins and with the markings snow white. The costal edge is blackish near the base and there is a narrow suffusion along the middle third of the costa, as well as a moderate streak from the costa near the base beneath the costa to the costa again before the apex, posteriorly emitting two slender branches from the upper edge. A moderate irregular median longitudinal streak is found from the base to the hindmargin above the middle, constricted at one-third, the lower edge with triangular projections before and after the constriction, narrowly interrupted at three-fourths, bent upwards posteriorly, furcate at the apex. There is a cloudy streak of mixed white and blackish scales along the inner margin from the base to the anal angle. The hindwings are whitish grey. [2]

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 fixed-wing 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).

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References

  1. Thudaca at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms.
  2. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (2) 7 (4): 576