Thyrassia virescens

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Thyrassia virescens
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Thyrassia
Species:T. virescens
Binomial name
Thyrassia virescens
Hampson, 1892

Thyrassia virescens is a moth in the family Zygaenidae. [1] [2] It was described by George Hampson in 1892 from Sri Lanka.

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.

Zygaenidae family of insects

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

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References

  1. "Thyrassia virescens Hampson 1892". Insecta.pro. Insects catalog. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. "Species Details: Thyrassia virescens Hampson, 1892". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 24 December 2017.