Thysanodesma major

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Thysanodesma major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Thysanodesma
Species:T. major
Binomial name
Thysanodesma major
Butler, 1889

Thysanodesma major is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1889. It is found in Himachal Pradesh, India. [1]

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.

Crambidae Family of insects

The Crambidae are the grass moth family of lepidopterans. They are quite variable in appearance, the nominal subfamily Crambinae taking up closely folded postures on grass stems where they are inconspicuous, while other subfamilies include brightly coloured and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes.

Arthur Gardiner Butler British scientist

Arthur Gardiner Butler was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum working on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.

References

  1. "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2014-07-15.