Thyrgis basipunctata is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Hering in 1926. It is found in Peru.
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 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.
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.
The Gelechiidae are a family of moths commonly referred to as twirler moths or gelechiid moths. They are the namesake family of the huge and little-studied superfamily Gelechioidea, and the family's taxonomy has been subject to considerable dispute. These are generally very small moths with narrow, fringed wings. The larvae of most species feed internally on various parts of their host plants, sometimes causing galls. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga) is a host plant common to many species of the family, particularly of the genus Chionodes, which as a result is more diverse in North America than usual for Gelechioidea.
Copromorphidae, the "tropical fruitworm moths" is a family of insects in the lepidopteran order. These moths have broad, rounded forewings, and well-camouflaged scale patterns. Unlike Carposinidae the mouthparts include "labial palps" with the second rather than third segment the longest. With other unusual structural characteristics of the caterpillar and adult, it could represent the sister lineage of all other extant members of this superfamily. The genus Sisyroxena from Madagascar is also notable for its unusual venation and wing scale sockets.
Thyrgis is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was first described by Francis Walker in 1854.
Dasychira is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1809. They are well distributed all over Africa, Europe, Madagascar, Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Java and Australia.
Laelia is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae. Species are well distributed throughout Europe, Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Java.
Elachista is a genus of gelechioid moths described by Georg Friedrich Treitschke in 1833. It is the type genus of the grass-miner moth family (Elachistidae). This family is sometimes circumscribed very loosely, including for example the Agonoxenidae and Ethmiidae which seem to be quite distinct among the Gelechioidea, as well as other lineages which are widely held to be closer to Oecophora than to Elachista and are thus placed in the concealer moth family Oecophoridae here.
Phyllocnistis is a genus of moths in the family Gracillariidae.
The Pericopina is a subtribe of tiger moths in the family Erebidae. The subtribe was described by Francis Walker in 1869.
Thyrgis militta is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Caspar Stoll in 1781. It is found in Bolivia, Suriname, Venezuela and Peru.
Thyrgis ruscia is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Herbert Druce in 1895. It is found in Bolivia and Ecuador.
Thyrgis angustifascia is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Hering in 1925. It is found in Bolivia.
Thyrgis childon is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Herbert Druce in 1885. It is found in Ecuador and Colombia.
Thyrgis constrictifascia is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1919. It is found in Ecuador.
Thyrgis flavonigra is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1910. It is found in Peru.
Thyrgis lacryma is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1919. It is found in French Guiana.
Thyrgis marginata is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1876. It is found in South America.
Thyrgis tenuifascia is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Hering in 1930. It is found in Colombia.
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