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Thyrgis

Walker, 1854

Thyrgis is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was first described by Francis Walker in 1854. [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.

Arctiinae (moth) subfamily of insects (in the wide sense, the former family Arctiidae)

The Arctiinae are a large and diverse subfamily of moths, with around 11,000 species found all over the world, including 6,000 neotropical species. This group includes the groups commonly known as tiger moths, which usually have bright colours, footmen, which are usually much drabber, lichen moths, and wasp moths. Many species have "hairy" caterpillars that are popularly known as woolly bears or woolly worms. The scientific name of this subfamily refers to this hairiness. Some species within the Arctiinae have the word “tussock” in their common name due to people misidentifying them as members of the Lymantriinae based on the characteristics of the larvae.

A species description is a formal description of a newly discovered species, usually in the form of a scientific paper. Its purpose is to give a clear description of a new species of organism and explain how it differs from species which have been described previously or are related. The species description often contains photographs or other illustrations of the type material and states in which museums it has been deposited. The publication in which the species is described gives the new species a formal scientific name. Some 1.9 million species have been identified and described, out of some 8.7 million that may actually exist. Millions more have become extinct.

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Species

Thyrgis angustifascia is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Hering in 1925. It is found in Bolivia.

Thyrgis basipunctata is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Hering in 1926. It is found in Peru.

Thyrgis childon is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Herbert Druce in 1885. It is found in Ecuador and Colombia.

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References

  1. Savela, Markku. "Thyrgis Walker, 1854". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 8, 2019.