Thumatha fuscescens

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Thumatha fuscescens
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
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. It is found in Australia, South-East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Comoros, La Réunion, Madagascar and Gabon. [1] [2]

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.

Erebidae family of insects

The Erebidae are a family of moths in the superfamily Noctuoidea. The family is among the largest families of moths by species count and contains a wide variety of well-known macromoth groups. The family includes the underwings (Catocala); litter moths (Herminiinae); tiger, lichen, and wasp moths (Arctiinae); tussock moths (Lymantriinae), including the arctic woolly bear moth ; piercing moths ; micronoctuoid moths (Micronoctuini); snout moths (Hypeninae); and zales, though many of these common names can also refer to moths outside the Erebidae. Some of the erebid moths are called owlets.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Description

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

Larva known to feeds on lichens and mosses. [4]

Subspecies

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References

  1. afromoths.net
  2. "Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866". African moths. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016.[ permanent dead link ]
  4. "Thumatha Walker". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 1 August 2016.