Thyatira staphyla

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Thyatira staphyla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Drepanidae
Genus: Thyatira
Species:T. staphyla
Binomial name
Thyatira staphyla
Dognin, 1890

Thyatira staphyla is a moth in the Drepanidae family. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1890. It is found in Loja Province, Ecuador. [1]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

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Drepanidae family of insects

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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 staphyla". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 14, 2018.