(Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
Thyas miniacea is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from the Moluccas and Lesser Sundas to northern Australia, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and Micronesia (Marianas, Carolines).
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 Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, are the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of the clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of the Noctuoidea. It was considered the largest family in Lepidoptera for a long time, but after regrouping Lymantriinae, Catocalinae and Calpinae within the family Erebidae, the latter holds this title now. Currently, Noctuidae is the second largest family in Noctuoidea, with about 1,089 genera and 11,772 species. However, this classification is still contingent, as more changes continue to appear between Noctuidae and Erebidae.
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.
The larvae feed on Quisqualis and Terminalia species.
Terminalia is a genus of large trees of the flowering plant family Combretaceae, comprising around 100 species distributed in tropical regions of the world. This genus gets its name from Latin terminus, referring to the fact that the leaves appear at the very tips of the shoots.
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Perigonia lusca, the half-blind sphinx or coffee sphinx, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1777.
The fruit tree borer is a moth of the family Xyloryctidae. It is native to Australia.
The Southern Old Lady Moth or Southern Old Lady is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the southern half of Australia, as well as Norfolk Island, New Zealand and Macquarie Island.
Phalaenoides glycinae is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is endemic to the south-eastern half of Australia, but is an invasive species in many parts of the world, including Canada and South Africa.
Ophiusa tirhaca, commonly known as the green drab, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in Southern Europe, Africa, Australia and the southern parts of Asia.
Granny's Cloak Moth is a species of moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in north-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Strays have been recorded on Norfolk Island and in New Zealand.
Eudocima materna, the dot-underwing moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae found in widespread parts of the world, mainly in tropical Asia extending to New Guinea and Australia as well as in Africa. Reports from the United States, Canada and the French Antilles are now considered to be Eudocima apta. The species can be differentiated from other Eudocima moths by the presence of small central black dot in each hindwing. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1767 12th edition of Systema Naturae.
Anomis flava, the cotton looper, tropical anomis or white-pupiled scallop moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in large parts of the world, including China, Hawaii, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Society Islands, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. Subspecies Anomis flava fimbriago is found in North America.
The imperial fruit-sucking moth or pink underwing moth is a noctuoid moth in the family Erebidae, subfamily Calpinae. The species can be found in north-eastern Queensland to northern New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Dermaleipa metaxantha is a species of moth in the family Erebidae. The species is found in northern Australia.
Thyas coronata is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics of India, Sri Lanka to Micronesia and the Society Islands.
Achaea serva is a species of noctuid moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics of India, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Borneo, Hong Kong, Java, Philippines, New Hebrides, to Okinawa, many western Micronesian islands and New Guinea and Australia.
Ophiusa disjungens, the guava moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Francis Walker in 1858. It is found in south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including Thailand, Japan, Tonga and New South Wales and Queensland. The adult is a fruit piercer.
Ophiusa discriminans is a moth of the family Erebidae first described by Francis Walker in 1858. It is found in Brunei, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and in Australia in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Ophiusa hituense is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is endemic to Australia and is found in Queensland.
Diatraea saccharalis, the sugarcane borer, is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1794. It is native to the Caribbean, Central America, and the warmer parts of South America south to northern Argentina. It was introduced to Louisiana in about 1855, and has since spread to the other Gulf Coast states.
Eudocima cocalus, the cocalus fruit piercing moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in the north-eastern part of the Himalaya, to Sundaland and east to Queensland, Australia and the Solomons.
Serrodes campana is a species of moth of the family Erebidae first described by Achille Guenée in 1852. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics to eastern Australia, Fiji, Samoa and New Caledonia. It is also present in Japan, Korea and Sri Lanka. The adult is a fruit piercer, but also feeds on flower nectar.
Oraesia emarginata is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1794. It is found in Australia, New Caledonia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea and Nepal as well as Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, the Gambia, Uganda, Oman and Yemen.