Thymiatris arista

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Thymiatris arista
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Xyloryctidae
Genus: Thymiatris
Species:T. arista
Binomial name
Thymiatris arista
Diakonoff, [1968]

Thymiatris arista is a moth in the Xyloryctidae family. It was described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1968. It is found on Luzon in the Philippines. [1]

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.

Xyloryctidae family of insects

Xyloryctidae is a family of moths contained within the superfamily Gelechioidea described by Edward Meyrick in 1890. Most genera are found in the Indo-Australian region. While many of these moths are tiny, some members of the family grow to a wingspan of up to 66 mm, making them giants among the micromoths.

Alexey Diakonoff full name Alexey Nikolaievich Diakonoff was a Russian entomologist who specialised in Microlepidoptera.

The wingspan is about 40 mm. The forewings are white, the costa as far as the upper edge of the cell irregularly suffused with dark brown, this color extending toward the base to the fold, but interrupted by white irregular suffusion between the veins above the cell. All veins on the lower two-thirds of the disc are marked by series of dark brown scales and there is a dark brown streak along the closing vein. dark brown scales are rather regularly scattered over the dorsal part of the wing and there is a rather broad transverse and inwardly oblique subterminal fascia of dark fuscous suffusion, more or less interrupted between the veins, from the costa before the apex. Another such fascia, from the same point of the costa, but gradually diverging with the first, curved outwards, below running along the termen, is formed by a series of more or less interconnected round spots. The posterior fourth or third of the costa, apex, and termen beyond the preceding fascia is tawny ochreous. The hindwings are glossy pale greyish bronze, slightly infuscated along the edge. [2]

Wingspan distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip of an airplane or an animal (insect, bird, bat)

The wingspan of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip. For example, the Boeing 777-200 has a wingspan of 60.93 metres, and a wandering albatross caught in 1965 had a wingspan of 3.63 metres, the official record for a living bird. The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for other winged animals such as pterosaurs, bats, insects, etc., and other fixed-wing aircraft such as ornithopters. In humans, the term wingspan also refers to the arm span, which is distance between the length from one end of an individual's arms to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 90º angle. Former professional basketball player Manute Bol stands at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and owns one of the largest wingspans at 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m).

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References

  1. "Thymiatris Meyrick, 1907" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 257: 113