Thyrididae

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Thyrididae
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Arniocera auriguttata
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Glanycus coendersi , one of the aposematically coloured day-flying species of Thyrididae
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Clade: Apoditrysia
(unranked): Obtectomera
Superfamily: Thyridoidea
Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
Family: Thyrididae
Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
Subfamilies
Diversity
Over 1,000 species

The Thyrididae comprise the family of picture-winged leaf moths. They are the only family in the superfamily Thyridoidea, which sometimes has been included in the Pyraloidea, but this isn't supported by cladistic analysis.

Contents

Most species live in the tropics and subtropics. They are colourful and often day-flying moths. [1] There are four subfamilies. Their biology is little known. Thyridid specimens are rare in museum collections.

Genera

Charideinae

Siculodinae

Striglininae

Thyridinae

References

  1. Manley, Chris (2015). British Moths: A Photographic Guide to the Moths of Britain and Ireland (2 ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 172. ISBN   9781472925305.