Thumatha fuscescens

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Thumatha fuscescens
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Thumatha
Species:
T. fuscescens
Binomial name
Thumatha fuscescens
Walker, 1866
Synonyms
  • Scaeodora ravaLucas, 1890
  • Thumatha rava

Thumatha fuscescens is a moth of the family Erebidae first described by Francis Walker in 1866. It is found in Australia, South-East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Comoros, Réunion, Madagascar and Gabon. [1] [2]

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Description

The species wingspan is 16 mm. The male has a pale reddish-brownish body. Forewings possess traces of antemedial and postmedial waved lines. There is a black spot at end of the cell and a spot on the costa before apex. Sub-marginal and marginal specks series present. [3]

The larva is known to feed on lichens and mosses. [4]

Subspecies

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References

  1. De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2018). "Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866". Afromoths. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. "Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866". African Moths. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  4. Holloway, Jeremy Daniel. "Thumatha Walker". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 1 August 2016.