Thumatha

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Thumatha
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Thumatha senex
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Subtribe: Nudariina
Genus: Thumatha
Walker, 1866
Synonyms
  • PelobrochisLucas, 1892
  • DictenusButler, [1897]
  • NudaridiaHampson, 1900

Thumatha is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1866. Species are distributed in the Oriental and Australian regions.

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Description

Palpi porrect (extending forward) and slender. Antennae bipectinated (comb like on both sides) in male. Tibia with long spurs. Forewings are broad and short. Veins 3 to 5 arise closer to the end of the cell, and vein 6 from upper angle. Veins 7 to 9 stalked and vein 11 anastomosing (fusing) with vein 12. In hindwings, veins 3 and 4 stalked, vein 5 from angle of cell, veins 6 and 7 stalked, and vein 8 from beyond the middle of cell. [1]

Species

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References

  1. Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis via Biodiversity Heritage Library.