Thumatha orientalis is a moth in the family Erebidae. It is found in Sri Lanka and on Borneo.The habitat consists of lowland areas.
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.
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.
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is historically and culturally intertwined with the Indian subcontinent, but is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.
The length of the forewings is 5–6 mm. Adults are dark reddish brown.
The flannel moths or crinkled flannel moths are a family of insects. They occur in North America and the New World tropics. The larvae are called puss caterpillars, and with their long hairs, resemble cotton balls. They have venomous spines that can cause a painful sting and inflammation lasting for several days. In some cases, the sting may cause headache, nausea, and shock-like symptoms. Perhaps the most notorious for stinging is the caterpillar of Megalopyge opercularis.
Callidulidae, the only known family of the superfamily Calliduloidea, is the family of Old World butterfly-moths, containing eight genera. They have a peculiar distribution, restricted to the Old World tropics of South East Asia to Australasia and Madagascar. The three subfamilies exhibit both day- and night-flying behaviour.
Ennominae is the largest subfamily of the geometer moth family (Geometridae) with some 9,700 described species in 1,100 genera. They are usually a fairly small moth species, though some grow to be considerably large. This subfamily has a global distribution. It includes some species that are notorious defoliating pests. The subfamily was first described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1845.
Mantala is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. It contains the single species Mantala tineoides, which is found on Borneo. The habitat consists of lowland and lower montane forests.
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.
Ugia is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae.
Asthenini is a tribe of geometer moths under subfamily Larentiinae. The tribe has been combined with Eupitheciini in the past, most notably by Holloway in his work 'The Moths of Borneo'.
Thumatha senex, the round-winged muslin, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in northern and central Europe, the Alps, northern Asia Minor, the Crimea and south-western Siberia.
Lymantriini is a tribe of moths of the family Erebidae. This tribe is a group of polyphagous moths that reside mostly in the tropical regions of Afro-Eurasia but also North America.
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.
Gymnoscelis pseudotibialis is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is found on Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and in Singapore. The habitat consists of montane areas.
Thumatha brunnea is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Kühne in 2007. It is found in Rwanda.
Thumatha kakamegae is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Kühne in 2007. It is found in Kenya and Uganda.
Thumatha lunaris is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Antonio Durante in 2007. It is found in Niger.
Thumatha monochroa is a moth in the family Erebidae. It is found in south-eastern Kazakhstan.
Thumatha muscula is a moth in the family Erebidae. It is found in the Russian Far East and Japan.
Thumatha ochracea is a moth in the family Erebidae and it belongs to class insecta. Order of it is Lepidoptera. It is found in the Russian Far East and Japan.
Thumatha infantula is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Saalmüller in 1880. It is found in Madagascar.
Thumatha punctata is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Kühne in 2010. It is found in Namibia.
The Nudariina are a subtribe of lichen moths in the family Erebidae.
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