Thyatira mexicana

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Thyatira mexicana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Drepanidae
Genus: Thyatira
Species:T. mexicana
Binomial name
Thyatira mexicana
H. Edwards, 1884
Synonyms
  • Thyatira batis var. mexicanaH. Edwards, 1884
  • Thyatira superbaBarnes, 1901
  • Thyatira mexicana costaricanaWerny, 1966
  • Thyatira mexicana flavimaculaWerny, 1966

Thyatira mexicana is a moth in the Drepanidae family. It was described by Henry Edwards in 1884. [1] It is found in the US state of Arizona [2] through Central America (Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama) to South America (Bolivia, Peru).

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.

Henry Edwards (entomologist) English-born stage actor, writer and entomologist

Henry Edwards, known as "Harry", was an English stage actor, writer and entomologist who gained fame in Australia, San Francisco and New York City for his theatre work.

The wingspan is about 35 mm.

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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 mexicana". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. "850006.00 – 6238 – Thyatira mexicana – Edwards, 1884". Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved January 12, 2018.