Thymistadopsis albidescens

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Thymistadopsis albidescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Drepanidae
Genus: Thymistadopsis
Species:T. albidescens
Binomial name
Thymistadopsis albidescens
(Hampson, 1895)
Synonyms
  • Problepsidis albidescensHampson, 1895

Thymistadopsis albidescens is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1895. [1] It is found in the Indian states of Sikkim and Assam. [2]

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.

Drepanidae family of insects

The Drepanidae is a family of moths with about 660 species described worldwide. They are generally divided in three subfamilies which share the same type of hearing organ. Thyatirinae, previously often placed in their own family, bear a superficial resemblance to Noctuidae. Many species in the Drepanid family have a distinctively hook-shaped apex to the forewing, leading to their common name of hook-tips.

Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet was a British entomologist.

The wingspan is about 42 mm. Adults are greyish white, the forewings with a black speck at the end of the cell and a postmedial black spot on the costa. There is an oblique fine waved line from the apex to the inner margin beyond the middle with a black subapical mark on it. The marginal area is browner with indistinct submarginal and marginal brown lines. The hindwings have traces of an oblique subbasal line and there is a postmedial black band, as well as a diffused submarginal line and fine marginal line. [3]

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. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Thymistadopsis albidescens". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. Savela, Markku. "Thymistadopsis albidescens (Hampson, 1895)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  3. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1895 (2): 288