Thylacoptila borbonica

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Thylacoptila borbonica
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Thylacoptila
Species:T. borbonica
Binomial name
Thylacoptila borbonica
Guillermet, 2007 [1]

Thylacoptila borbonica is a species of moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found on La Réunion. [2]

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.

Pyralidae Family of moths

The Pyralidae, commonly called pyralid moths, snout moths or grass moths, are a family of Lepidoptera in the ditrysian superfamily Pyraloidea. In many classifications, the grass moths (Crambidae) are included in the Pyralidae as a subfamily, making the combined group one of the largest families in the Lepidoptera. The latest review by Eugene G. Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999) retains the Crambidae as a full family of Pyraloidea.

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Pyraloidea superfamily of insects

The Pyraloidea are a moth superfamily containing about 16,000 described species worldwide, and probably at least as many more remain to be described. They are generally fairly small moths.

Carposinidae family of insects

Carposinidae, the "fruitworm moths", is a family of insects in the order Lepidoptera. These moths are narrower winged than Copromorphidae, with less rounded forewing tips. Males often have conspicuous patches of scales on either surface. The mouthparts are quite diagnostic, usually with prominent, upcurved "labial palps", the third segment long, and the second segment covered in large scales. Unlike Copromorphidae, the "M2" and sometimes "M1" vein on the hindwings is absent. The relationship of Carposinidae relative to Copromorphidae needs further investigation. It is considered possible that the family is artificial, being nested within Copromorphidae. The Palearctic species have been revised by Alexey Diakonoff (1989).

Thyrididae family of insects

The Thyrididae comprise the family of picture-winged leaf moths. They are the only family in the superfamily Thyridoidea, which sometimes has been included in the Pyraloidea, but this isn't supported by cladistic analysis.

Pyralinae subfamily of insects

The Pyralinae are the typical subfamily of snout moths and occur essentially worldwide, in some cases aided by involuntary introduction by humans. They are rather rare in the Americas however, and their diversity in the Australian region is also limited. Altogether, this subfamily includes about 900 described species, but new ones continue to be discovered. Like many of their relatives in the superfamily Pyraloidea, the caterpillar larvae of many Pyralinae – and in some cases even the adults – have evolved the ability to use unusual foods for nutrition; a few of these can become harmful to humans as pests of stored goods.

<i>Ancylolomia tentaculella</i> species of insect

Ancylolomia tentaculella is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in Southern and Central Europe, Anatolia and the Middle East.

<i>Cataclysta lemnata</i> species of insect

Cataclysta lemnata, the small china-mark, is a moth species of the family Crambidae. It is found in Europe, Morocco and Iran.

<i>Pyralis regalis</i> species of insect

Pyralis regalis is a species of snout moth. It is found from most of Europe east to Asia, including China, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Russia, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Galleriinae subfamily of insects

The Galleriinae are a subfamily of snout moths and occur essentially worldwide, in some cases aided by involuntary introduction by humans. This subfamily includes the wax moths, whose caterpillars (waxworms) are bred on a commercial scale as food for pets and as fishing bait; in the wild, these and other species of Galleriinae may also be harmful to humans as pests.

Phycitini tribe of insects

The Phycitini are a tribe of moths of the family Pyralidae.

Anerastiini tribe of insects

The Anerastiini are a tribe of moths of the family Pyralidae.

<i>Rhodophaea formosa</i> species of insect

Rhodophaea formosa is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found in most of Europe.

<i>Phycitodes binaevella</i> species of insect

Phycitodes binaevella is a species of snout moth described by Jacob Hübner in 1813. It is found in most of Europe, Asia Minor, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories.

<i>Scoparia ingratella</i> species of insect

Scoparia ingratella is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Great Britain, the Benelux, Portugal, Fennoscandia, the Baltic region and Ukraine.

<i>Pyrausta phoenicealis</i> species of insect

Pyrausta phoenicealis, the perilla leaf moth, is a moth of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1818. It is found worldwide, including the Americas, Africa, Australia and Asia.

<i>Tirathaba mundella</i> species of insect

Tirathaba mundella, the oil palm bunch moth, is a species of snout moth. It is found in Malaysia.

Glaphyriinae is a subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae. It was described by William Trowbridge Merrifield Forbes in 1923

Scopariinae subfamily of insects

Scopariinae is a subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae. The subfamily was described by Achille Guenée in 1854.

Zebronia phenice is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Stoll in 1782. It is found in Cameroon, Mayotte, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

References

  1. "World Pyraloidea Database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  2. Afro Moths