Thyrgis lacryma is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1919. It is found in French Guiana.
Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. About 180,000 species of the Lepidoptera are described, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, 10 per cent of the total described species of living organisms. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world. The Lepidoptera show many variations of the basic body structure that have evolved to gain advantages in lifestyle and distribution. Recent estimates suggest the order may have more species than earlier thought, and is among the four most speciose orders, along with the Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Coleoptera.
Moths are a polyphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. 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 Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, are the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of the clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of the Noctuoidea. It was considered the largest family in Lepidoptera for a long time, but after regrouping Lymantriinae, Catocalinae and Calpinae within the family Erebidae, the latter holds this title now. Currently, Noctuidae is the second largest family in Noctuoidea, with about 1,089 genera and 11,772 species. However, this classification is still contingent, as more changes continue to appear between Noctuidae and Erebidae.
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.
The Ditrysia are a natural group or clade of insects in the lepidopteran order containing both butterflies and moths. They are so named because the female has two distinct sexual openings: one for mating, and the other for laying eggs.
Arthur Gardiner Butler F.L.S., F.Z.S. (1844–1925) was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.
Amphiesmenoptera is an insect superorder, established by S. G. Kiriakoff, but often credited to Willi Hennig in his revision of insect taxonomy for two sister orders: Lepidoptera and Trichoptera (caddisflies). In 2017, a third fossil order was added to the group, the Tarachoptera.
Thyrgis is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was first described by Francis Walker in 1854.
The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex) is a searchable database maintained by the Department of Entomology at the Natural History Museum, London.
Alexey Diakonoff full name Alexey Nikolaievich Diakonoff was a Russian entomologist who specialised in Microlepidoptera.
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 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.
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 marginata is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1876. It is found in South America.
Eulepidoptera is a division of lepidopterans in the infraorder Heteroneura.
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