Thyrgis flavonigra

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Thyrgis flavonigra
Scientific classification
T. flavonigra
Binomial name
Thyrgis flavonigra
Dognin, 1910

Thyrgis flavonigra is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1910. It is found in Peru. [1]

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