Thysanodesma praeteritalis

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Thysanodesma praeteritalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Thysanodesma
Species:T. praeteritalis
Binomial name
Thysanodesma praeteritalis
(Walker, 1859)
Synonyms
  • Asopia praeteritalisWalker, 1859

Thysanodesma praeteritalis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1859. It is found in Sri Lanka. [1]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

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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.

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