Thyrassia virescens is a moth in the family Zygaenidae.It was described by George Hampson in 1892 from Sri Lanka.
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.
The Zygaenidae moths are a family of Lepidoptera. The majority of zygaenids are tropical, but they are nevertheless quite well represented in temperate regions. Some of the 1000 or so species are commonly known as burnet or forester moths, often qualified by the number of spots, although other families also have 'foresters'. They are also sometimes called smoky moths.
Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet was a British entomologist.
Pyraustinae is a large subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. It currently includes over 1,400 species, the majority of them tropical but some found in temperate regions including both North America and Europe.
Heliothis is a genus of moths. The genus is in the family Noctuidae and was first described by Ferdinand Ochsenheimer in 1816. Some of the species have larvae which are agricultural pests on crop species such as tobacco, cotton, soybean and pigeon pea.
Spilomelinae is a very large subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. They were formerly included in the Pyraustinae as tribe Spilomelini; furthermore taxonomists' opinions differ as to the correct placement of the Crambidae, some authorities treating them as a subfamily (Crambinae) of the family Pyralidae. If this is done, Spilomelinae is usually treated as a separate subfamily within Pyralidae. The Spilomelinae are believed to be polyphyletic. Many genera are only tentatively placed here even at this point.
Ichoria is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae.
Cephonodes hylas, the coffee bee hawkmoth, pellucid hawk moth or coffee clearwing, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1771. A widely distributed moth, it is found in the Near East, Middle East, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Anania is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1823.
Mimudea is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by William Warren in 1892.
Loxostege is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae.
Catephia is a genus of moths of the family Erebidae. Most species of this genus are found in Africa.
Lithacodia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
Microplexia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
Ilema is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae.
Lamoria is a genus of small moths belonging to the family Pyralidae.
Nycteola is a genus of moths of the family Nolidae.
Thyrassia is a genus of moths of the family Zygaenidae described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1876.
Eterusia aedea, the red slug caterpillar, is a species of moth in the family Zygaenidae. It was described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1763 Centuria Insectorum. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Japan and China.
Odontopaschia is a genus of snout moths. It was described by George Hampson in 1903.
Thyrassia subcordata is a moth in the family Zygaenidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1854 from Sri Lanka. One subspecies is recorded, Thyrassia subcordata aurodiscaHampson, 1891.
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