Thylacoptila borbonica

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Thylacoptila borbonica
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Thylacoptila
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]

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  2. Afro Moths