Thyrosticta ankaratta

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Thyrosticta ankaratta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Thyrosticta
Species:T. ankaratta
Binomial name
Thyrosticta ankaratta
Griveaud, 1964

Thyrosticta ankaratta is a moth in the Arctiidae family. It was described by Griveaud in 1964. It is found in Madagascar. [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.

Madagascar island nation off the coast of Southeast Africa, in the Indian Ocean

Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.

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References

  1. De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2018). "Thyrosticta ankaratra Griveaud, 1964". Afromoths. Retrieved March 31, 2018. Note: This source uses a different spelling of the specific name.
  2. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Thyrosticta ankaratta". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 14, 2018. Note: This source shows the spelling used as a correction.