Thyrogonia

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Thyrogonia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus:Thyrogonia
Hampson, 1898

Thyrogonia is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae.

Arctiinae (moth) subfamily of insects (in the wide sense, the former family Arctiidae)

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.

Species

Thyrogonia aurantiiventris is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Kiriakoff in 1953. It is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thyrogonia cyaneotincta is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by George Hampson in 1918. It is found in Malawi.

Thyrogonia efulensis is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Holland in 1898. It is found in Cameroon.

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