Thyrocopa abusa

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Thyrocopa abusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Xyloryctidae
Genus: Thyrocopa
Species:T. abusa
Binomial name
Thyrocopa abusa
Walsingham, 1907
Synonyms
  • Thyrocopa usitataButler, sensu Meyrick, 1883
  • Thyrocopa depressariellaWalsingham, 1907
  • Thyrocopa fraudulentellaWalsingham, 1907
  • Thyrocopa immutataWalsingham, 1907
  • Thyrocopa ingeminataMeyrick, 1915
  • Thyrocopa nubiferWalsingham, 1907
  • Thyrocopa pallidaWalsingham 1907

Thyrocopa abusa is a moth of the family Xyloryctidae. It was first described by Lord Walsingham in 1907. It is endemic to the Hawaiian islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii. It is the type species of the Thyrocopa genus.

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.

Xyloryctidae family of insects

Xyloryctidae is a family of moths contained within the superfamily Gelechioidea described by Edward Meyrick in 1890. Most genera are found in the Indo-Australian region. While many of these moths are tiny, some members of the family grow to a wingspan of up to 66 mm, making them giants among the micromoths.

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham British politician, entomologist and cricketer

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham of Merton Hall, Norfolk was an English politician and amateur entomologist.

Adults are on wing year round. There is a high degree of variation in forewing pattern in this species.

The larvae feed on Acacia koa , Cyrtandra , Freycinetia , guava, Ipomoea , Lantana , Pipturus and Ricinus . The brownish larvae, protected by a silken web or tunnel, bore in the dead twigs of many plants. They also feed on the bark and may feed to some extent upon the living tissues. Larvae were also found in silken tunnels in and beneath dried cow dung.

<i>Acacia koa</i> species of plant

Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, where it is the second most common tree. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.

<i>Cyrtandra</i> (plant) genus of plants

Cyrtandra is a genus of flowering plants containing about 600 species, with more being discovered often, and is thus the largest genus in the family Gesneriaceae. These plants are native to Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, with the centre of diversity in Southeast Asia and the Malesian region. The genus is common, but many species within it are very rare, localized, endangered endemic plants. The species can be difficult to identify because they are highly polymorphic and because they readily hybridize with each other. The plants may be small herbs, vines, shrubs, epiphytes, or trees. The genus is characterized in part by having two stamens, and most species have white flowers, with a few red-, orange-, yellow- and pink-flowered species known. Almost all species live in rainforest habitats.

<i>Freycinetia</i> genus of plants

Freycinetia is one of the five extant genera in the flowering plant family Pandanaceae. The genus comprises approximately 180–200 species, most of them climbers.

Elwood Curtin Zimmerman was an American entomologist best known for his two multivolume series: Insects of Hawaii published by the University of Hawaiʻi Press and Australian Weevils published by Australia's CSIRO.


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