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Thyris fenestrella
Scientific classification

Laspeyrés, 1803

Thyris is a genus of moths of the family Thyrididae. [1] [2]

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.

Thyrididae family of insects

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.


<i>Thyris fenestrella</i> species of insect

The pygmy (moth) is a moth of the family Thyrididae.

<i>Thyris maculata</i> species of insect

Thyris maculata, the spotted thyri, is a species of window-winged moth in the family Thyrididae.

<i>Thyris usitata</i> species of insect

Thyris usitata is a moth of the family Thyrididae. It is found in Russia and Japan.

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Tineidae family of insects

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Pyraloidea superfamily of insects

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Whalleyana is an enigmatic genus of moths in the lepidopteran group Obtectomera, endemic to Madagascar. The genus contains two species, whose biology and closest relatives are unknown. The genus had been placed in the picture-winged leaf moths, (Thyrididae), but then was placed in its own family, and later elevated to its own superfamily ; see also Fänger (2004). The genus was named after Paul E. S. Whalley, a British entomologist.

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Scardia is a genus of the fungus moth family (Tineidae). Therein, it belongs to the subfamily Scardiinae, of which it is the type genus. Several of the species placed here in earlier times have been moved to other genera of the subfamily, e.g. Amorophaga, Montescardia, and Morophaga.

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Stenoptilia kirghizica is a moth of the family Pterophoridae which is endemic to Kirghizia.

Micropterix avarcella is a species of moth belonging to the family Micropterigidae that was described by Aleksei Konstantinovich Zagulajev in 1994, and is endemic to Russia.

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  1. Catalogue of Life
  2. "Thyris Laspeyrés, 1803" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms