Thylacoptila paurosema

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Thylacoptila paurosema
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Thylacoptila
T. paurosema
Binomial name
Thylacoptila paurosema
Meyrick, 1888 [1]
  • Nephopteryx paurosema
  • Bussa maculellaRagonot, 1888
  • Harraria diehlellaMarion & Viette, 1956
  • Thylacoptila diehliella
  • Nephopteryx canescentellaHampson, 1896
  • Salebria thylacandraMeyrick, 1932

Thylacoptila paurosema is a species of moth of the family Pyralidae. It has a wide range and is found on the Canary Islands, [2] Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Namibia, South Africa, Yemen, [3] Madagascar, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, [1] India and Ascension Island.

The larvae are a pest of cashew and mango.

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Pyraloidea Superfamily of moths

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Evergestinae Subfamily of moths

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<i>Deana</i> Genus of moths

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<i>Eudonia</i> Genus of moths

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Mnesictena is a genus of snout moths in the subfamily Spilomelinae, where it is placed in the tribe Udeini. The genus was erected by the English entomologist Edward Meyrick in 1884. The currently known seven species are exclusively found on New Zealand and the associated Antipodes Islands and Chatham Islands.

<i>Parapoynx fluctuosalis</i> Species of moth

Parapoynx fluctuosalis is a moth of the family Crambidae. It is a widespread species, known from Africa, India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Guam, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia and the Galápagos Islands. It is also an introduced species in Europe, where it has been recorded from Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula and Sardinia.

Phycitinae Subfamily of moths

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Ancylosis costistrigella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ancylosis. It was described by Ragonot, in 1890, and is known from the Canary Islands., Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan.

<i>Ancylosis faustinella</i> Species of moth

Ancylosis faustinella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ancylosis. It was described by Philipp Christoph Zeller, in 1867 from Palestine, but is also found on Malta and in Russia, as well as on the Canary Islands, in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Turkey, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Pakistan, Niger and Sudan.

<i>Ancylosis samaritanella</i> Species of moth

Ancylosis samaritanella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ancylosis. It was described by Zeller in 1867. It is found in Spain, Russia, Turkey, Jordan, the Canary Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkestan and Central Asia.

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Anerastiini Tribe of moths

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<i>Isauria dilucidella</i> Species of moth

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Phycitodes inquinatella is a species of snout moth. It is found in most of Europe, the Canary Islands, Turkey and the Palestinian Territories.

<i>Oxybia</i> Genus of moths

Oxybia is a monotypic snout moth genus described by Hans Rebel in 1901. Its only species, Oxybia transversella, was described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1836. It is found in southern Europe and on the Canary Islands.

<i>Synclera traducalis</i> Species of moth

Synclera traducalis, the variegated pearl, is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is found in Sweden, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Mali, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, La Réunion, India and Sri Lanka.

Tawhitia pentadactylus is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Zeller in 1863. It is found in Australia (Tasmania) and in New Zealand, where it has been recorded from South Island and the southern part of the North Island. The habitat consists of subalpine swamps.

Penestola bufalis, the black penestola moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Achille Guenée in 1854. It is found in the US states of Texas and Florida, as well as on the Antilles. It is an accidentally introduced species on the Galápagos Islands. The habitat consists of coastal mangrove swamps and shorelines.

<i>Piletocera signiferalis</i> Species of moth

Piletocera signiferalis, the signiferalis grass moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren in 1860. It is found in South Africa, as well as on the Austral Islands, the Caroline Islands, the Cook Islands, the Ellice Islands, the Loyalty Islands, the Marquesas Islands, the New Hebrides, Fiji, the Society Islands and Tonga.


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  2. Fauna Europaea
  3. Afro Moths