Thudaca campylota

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Thudaca campylota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Thudaca
Species:T. campylota
Binomial name
Thudaca campylota
Meyrick, 1893

Thudaca campylota is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1893. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Western 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 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 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 17–18 mm. The forewings are snow white with bright orange markings, partially blackish edged. The costal edge is blackish towards the base and there is a moderate streak immediately beneath the costa from the base to the costa before the apex. A subdorsal somewhat irregular streak is found from the base almost to the anal angle and there is a transverse streak from two-thirds of the subcostal streak to the middle of the subdorsal, forming an obtuse-angled zigzag in the middle. There is also a straight rather irregular-edged streak from the extremity of the subcostal to the extremity of the subdorsal streak. Some blackish scales are found on the hindmargin. The hindwings are light grey. [2]

Wingspan distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip of an airplane or an animal (insect, bird, bat)

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): 572