Thymiatris scolia

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

Thymiatris scolia 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 about 34 mm. The forewings are white, dusted with dark fuscous and with a strongly suffused dark fuscous streak along the costa, limited below by the cell and the course of vein 9. This suffusion forms transverse short bands across the cell: at one-third, two-thirds and along the closing vein. There is a broader, strongly outwards-oblique suffused band from the lower edge of the costal streak before its end, towards the tornus, reaching halfway across the wing, more distinct on the veins. The apex and termen with an ochreous-fuscous band, edged anteriorly by dark fuscous suffusion, broad in the apex, rather abruptly narrowing downwards, reaching to the tornus. The hindwings are unicolorous light fuscous ochreous with a silky gloss. [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): 52