Thyrassia penangae

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Thyrassia penangae
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T. p. penangae
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T. p. rafflesi
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Thyrassia
T. penangae
Binomial name
Thyrassia penangae
(Moore, 1859)
  • Syntomis penangaeMoore, 1859
  • Syntomis rafflesiMoore, 1859
  • Thyrassia rafflesi

Thyrassia penangae is a species of moth in the family Zygaenidae. It is found in south-east Asia, including Peninsular Malaysia and China.


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