Thymiatris microloga

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Thymiatris microloga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Xyloryctidae
Genus: Thymiatris
Species:T. microloga
Binomial name
Thymiatris microloga
Diakonoff, 1966

Thymiatris microloga is a moth in the Xyloryctidae family. It was described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1966. It is found on Java. [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 37–41 mm. The forewings are pure white, dusted coarsely throughout with dark fuscous grey and with a continuous streak of the same colour along the costa, narrowed in the middle, confluent with a similar but narrower irregular streak along the upper edge of the cell. The veins above and beyond cell, as far as vein 2, are narrowly streaked with the same colour, as also is the discoidal vein. There is sometimes an inwardly-oblique series of short darker streaks along the veins, this series runs from the costa before the apex to the dorsum well before the tornus. A series of rather large pale ochreous spots is found on the ends of veins 3 to 9, becoming smaller on both ends of the series, surrounded by brownish-ferruginous scales. The hindwings are glossy ochreous grey, along the upper part of the termen and in the apex narrowly pale ochreous strewn with dark brown. [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. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 109 (3): 54