Thyatira dysimata

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Thyatira dysimata
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T. dysimata
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Thyatira dysimata
West, 1932

Thyatira dysimata is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It was described by West in 1932. [1] It is found in the Philippines (Luzon).

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.

Drepanidae family of insects

The Drepanidae is a family of moths with about 660 species described worldwide. They are generally divided in three subfamilies which share the same type of hearing organ. Thyatirinae, previously often placed in their own family, bear a superficial resemblance to Noctuidae. Many species in the Drepanid family have a distinctively hook-shaped apex to the forewing, leading to their common name of hook-tips.

Philippines Republic in Southeast Asia

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

The wingspan is about 44 mm. The forewings are mummy-brown tinged with fuscous-black and with a number of wavy, transverse, fuscous-black lines on the costa. The basal patch upper half is white suffused with pinkish buff and there are two fuscous spots at the base of the cell, as well as a slightly oval patch of testaceous to mummy-brown just below the median nervure, fuscous below anal vein, the whole edged with white and defined by fuscous-black. There is a pinkish buff patch on the inner margin medially defined by fuscous-black, with a little white on the upper edge and there is a patch on the costa postmedially, bordered by white, filled with testaceous tinged with mummy-brown. There is also an elongate pinkish buff patch at the apex almost touching the point of the postmedial patch. The space between and above these two patches is shaded with fuscous-black, with three white points. The hindwings are pinkish buff, suffused with fuscous on the distal half. [2]

Wingspan distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip of an airplane or an animal (insect, bird, bat)

The wingspan of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip. For example, the Boeing 777-200 has a wingspan of 60.93 metres, and a wandering albatross caught in 1965 had a wingspan of 3.63 metres, the official record for a living bird. The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for other winged animals such as pterosaurs, bats, insects, etc., and other fixed-wing aircraft such as ornithopters. In humans, the term wingspan also refers to the arm span, which is distance between the length from one end of an individual's arms to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 90º angle. Former professional basketball player Manute Bol stands at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and owns one of the largest wingspans at 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m).

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References

  1. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Thyatira dysimata". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. Further descriptions of new species of Japanese, Formosan and Philippine Heterocera