Thysanoplusia

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Thysanoplusia
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Thysanoplusia daubei
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Argyrogrammatini
Genus:Thysanoplusia
Ichinosé, 1973 [1]

Thysanoplusia is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae described by Taira Ichinosé in 1973.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

Moths are a polyphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. 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.

Noctuidae family of insects

The Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, are the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of the clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of the Noctuoidea. It was considered the largest family in Lepidoptera for a long time, but after regrouping Lymantriinae, Catocalinae and Calpinae within the family Erebidae, the latter holds this title now. Currently, Noctuidae is the second largest family in Noctuoidea, with about 1,089 genera and 11,772 species. However, this classification is still contingent, as more changes continue to appear between Noctuidae and Erebidae.

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Species

<i>Thysanoplusia daubei</i> Species of moth

Thysanoplusia daubei is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in North and East Africa, Southern Europe, Arabia, Turkey, Southern Iran to the Himalayas, India, Indochina, China, Japan and Taiwan.

<i>Thysanoplusia exquisita</i> species of insect

Thysanoplusia exquisita is a moth of the family Noctuidae. it is found in southern Africa, from Angola to Madagascar and South Africa, as well as in Oman, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

<i>Thysanoplusia orichalcea</i> species of insect

Thysanoplusia orichalcea, the slender burnished brass, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. It is a polyphagous pest of vegetable crops that originated in Indonesia, from where it spread to Europe, South Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In northern Europe it is a migrant species.

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References

  1. Ichinosé, Taira (1973). "A Revision of some Genera of the Japanese Plusiinae, with Descriptions of a New Genus and Two New Subgenera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)" (PDF). Kontyû. 41 (2): 135–140.